Adaptive Capacitor Switching for Wind Energy Generation
- Jun 18, 2019 8:59 pm GMT
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At last month’s American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference, Mott MacDonald has the privilege of presenting a poster on our work in adaptive capacitor switching in wind energy generation. As a follow up, we also wanted to share our findings and insights with the Energy Central community.
Why are capacitors needed in wind farms?
Wind farms are typically required to be able to operate within a power factor of +/- 0.95. In order to achieve this range of operation, switched capacitor banks are used to supply bulk reactive power to the system when the generators approach their reactive power limits.
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