Course NumberSU-02-701
PDH Hours3
Wind Power for Utility Applications

Wind Power for Utility Applications

In the past 20 years, U.S. wind power capacity has increased continuously. With the federal tax credit and the emerging green market, total installed wind power capacity in the United States exceeds 6,000 megawatts (MW). However, the industry still faces many market barriers, some of which stem from utilities’ lack of experience with the technology. The effects of wind power fluctuations on power system operations have increasingly concerned many electric utilities and wind power developers.

This course provides an analysis of a comprehensive study completed by NREL that analyzes wind power fluctuations, frequency distribution, the effects of spatial diversity, and the ancillary services of large commercial wind power. It presents wind power data in different wind regimes for system planning and operating.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Parameters that effect wind turbine power output
  • Operational impacts of wind power
  • Critical variables including wind power fluctuations, ramping rates, and spatial effects
  • Correlation between load and wind power fluctuations

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