Power Quality of Distributed Wind Projects in the Turbine Verification Program

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The Electric Power Research Institute/U.S. Department of Energy (EPRI/DOE) Turbine Verification Program (TVP) includes four distributed wind generation projects connected to utility distribution feeders located in Algona, Iowa; Springview, Nebraska; Glenmore, Wisconsin; and Kotzebue, Alaska. The TVP has undertaken power quality measurements at each project to assess the impact that power quality has on the local utility grids. The measurements and analysis were guided by the draft IEC 61400-21 standard for power quality testing of wind turbines. The power quality characteristics measured include maximum power, distribution feeder voltage regulation, reactive power, and harmonics. This paper describes the approach to the ... continued below

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Green, J; VandenBosche, J.; Lettenmaier, T.; Randall, G & Wind, T September 13, 2001.

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The Electric Power Research Institute/U.S. Department of Energy (EPRI/DOE) Turbine Verification Program (TVP) includes four distributed wind generation projects connected to utility distribution feeders located in Algona, Iowa; Springview, Nebraska; Glenmore, Wisconsin; and Kotzebue, Alaska. The TVP has undertaken power quality measurements at each project to assess the impact that power quality has on the local utility grids. The measurements and analysis were guided by the draft IEC 61400-21 standard for power quality testing of wind turbines. The power quality characteristics measured include maximum power, distribution feeder voltage regulation, reactive power, and harmonics. This paper describes the approach to the measurements, the unique electrical system features of the four projects, and an assessment of measured power quality relative to limits prescribed by standards. It also gives anecdotal stories from each project regarding the impact of power quality on the respective distribution feeders.

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  • American Wind Energy Association's WindPower 2001 Conference, Washington, DC (US), 06/04/2001--06/07/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-30407
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 786295
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc723140

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Green, J; VandenBosche, J.; Lettenmaier, T.; Randall, G & Wind, T. Power Quality of Distributed Wind Projects in the Turbine Verification Program, article, September 13, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723140/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.