Interconnection studies for wind generation

Jeff W. Smith, Jason A. Taylor, Daniel L. Brooks, Roger C. Dugan

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This paper is an overview of the various types of studies required for the interconnection of wind generation to the utility power system. While the emphasis is on distributed wind applications connected to the distribution system, both bulk wind and distributed wind generation are discussed. Each has its own set of challenges and different analysis requirements. Wind generators are frequently installed in remote geographic locations where the power system is weak. This compounds issues associated with the variable and somewhat unpredictable nature of the energy resource. This paper describes procedures for wind farm interconnection studies, advances in model development for system dynamics studies, and operating impact studies. Voltage regulation and overcurrent protection studies for distributed wind applications are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C3-C3-8
JournalPapers - Rural Electric Power Conference
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 Rural Electric Power Conference - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: May 23 2004May 25 2004


  • Power distribution
  • Power generation
  • Wind generation


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