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Power quality aspects of wind farms

Anaya-Lara, O. and Jenkins, N. and Cartwright, P. (2005) Power quality aspects of wind farms. International Power Generation, 1 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Like conventional power plants, wind power plants must provide the power quality required to ensure the stability and reliability of the power system it is connected to and to satisfy the customers connected to the same grid. When wind energy development began, wind power plants were very small, ranging in size from under one megawatt to tens megawatts with less than 100 turbines in each plant. Thus, the impact of wind power plant on the grid was very small, and any disturbance within or created by the plant was considered to be in the noise level.