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Potential Dynamic Impacts of Wind Turbines on Utility Systems

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2 Author(s)
H. W. Zaininger ; Zaininger Engineering Company ; D. J. Bell

This paper presents the results of an initial assessment of potential wind power generation dynamic impacts on utility systems from a global utility perspective performed for the Electric Power Research Institute. Dynamic study of minute-to-minute ramping, frequency excursions, and short-term transient stability was performed using the isolated Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) system as an illustrative example. Potential minute-to-minute ramping requirements imposed on conventional generation units of two interconnected utilities, Kansas Gas and Electric (KG&E) and Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) were investigated, using interconnected utility operating criteria.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems  (Volume:PAS-100 ,  Issue: 12 )