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(IS-2011-152) Testing Active Power Control from Wind Power at the National Wind Technology Center

This report from the U.S. Department of energy outlines a project in 2011 and 2012 to determine the integration of win turbine power into an electric grid and the cost.  Topics to be investigated are outlined.  The fundamental question is whether the fluctuating power output of a wind turbine can benefit a grid in adapting to fluctuating loads in the medium and short term.  Can wind power supplement frequency regulation for short-term (up to 10 seconds) adaptation and supplement automatic generator control for medium-term (up to 10 minutes) adaptation to fluctuating loads?

























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