Wind Power Converters

Independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions Woodward Governor Co. recently started production of its CONCYCLE wind power converters in the U.S. The electric power convertor units are designed for use with wind turbines with a power range of 1 MW to 10 MW for onshore and offshore applications.

Woodward CONCYCLE converters are available with patented active Fault Ride Through (activeFRT) technology, which allows wind turbines to stay connected to the grid even during large variations in the voltage or frequency of the transmission lines. ActiveFRT technology allows for full voltage control capability during voltage sags, full power and torque control capability during fault ride through operation, prioritized active or reactive current during line faults, and support for weak grids by supplying up to 100% fast reactive current. (www.woodward.com)