Operational Characteristics of Wind Plants and Windfarms

Badrul H. Chowdhury, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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A wide range of power generation technologies exist today, whose characteristics can vary significantly. Additionally, a diverse range of wind turbines are available in the market. With experienced wind developers taking the charge in installing multi-megawatt-size windfarms at a rapid pace, the role of wind power in electricity generation is bound to grow in significance in the coming years. This panel takes a critical look at the operating characteristics of existing and planned wind power generation systems and their relationship to interconnection requirements and performance standards.