Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps
Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps, finds that wind power can support the power system by adjusting its power output to enhance system reliability. Additionally, the study finds that it often could be economically beneficial to provide active power control, and potentially damaging loads on turbines from providing this control is negligible. Active power control helps balance load with generation at various times, avoiding erroneous power flows, involuntary load shedding, machine damage, and the risk of potential blackouts.
This information was last updated on February 11, 2014