An Assessment of the State of Knowledge on Utility Integration of WECS Technologies

Y.I. Sharaf-Eldeen and R.L. Sullivan (USA)


Utility Systems, WECS Integration, Modeling, Impacts


A comprehensive review of major publications on WECS-utility integration studies has been carried out. Outlines of various modeling and simulation methods used for including WECS plants into the generation mix of electric utility systems are presented. Issues and concerns of the utility industry relevant to the integration of WECS, including planning, cost, operations, reliability, dynamic interactions, etc. are also outlined.

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