Power Quality an Issue for Wind Turbines that Needs to be Addressed

The uniquely turbulent and unpredictable nature of power generated by wind turbines creates special challenges for the power utilities that need to blend the power generated from this source into their complex power grid. In order to meet the exacting power quality specified by utilities through their published Connection Standards the power needs to be “cleaned up” or conditioned to ensure that the power complies with maximum specified broadband harmonics, spikes, surges or sags. RePower, a major supplier of wind turbines in the north European market recently acquired Elspec Power Conditioning technology from Wasser Resources Inc., based on their North Sea turbine project experience, for a major new wind farm in Eastern Quebec.

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