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Wind


Technical articles and commentary on wind power generation issues for power plant owners and operators, from siting to financing and operating

POWER Digest [May 2021]

Uzbekistan Wind Farm Project Expanding. Masdar, a global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to extend the capacity of its utility-scale wind farm project in the…



Using Distribution-Class STATCOMs to Resolve Distributed Generation Plant Voltage Issues

When distributed generation causes net reverse power flow on a distribution feeder, several voltage-related issues can occur. According to studies published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia…


GE Snags Historic 1.48-GW Agreement for Oklahoma Wind Turbines

GE Renewable Energy has bagged what it says is the “largest combined onshore wind project” in its history to provide wind turbines for a set of three wind farms privately…


Biden Administration Sets National 30-GW Offshore Wind Target

The Biden administration on March 29 laid out a spate of measures to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030, an ambitious target that will require…


Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately…


ERCOT Lists Generators Forced Offline During Texas Extreme Cold Event

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in freshly revealed data on March 4 reported that the Texas grid suffered 1,796 generating or energy storage outages or derates as winter…