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NREL Finds Wind Turbines Can Boost Grid System Readiness Through Active Power Control By NAW Staff Tuesday January 21 2014


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'Wind energy technology can support and enhance reliability of the U.S. power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system, finds a new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).' GOOD!



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Ruth R. (219)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 10:09 am
From the article:
"The forms of active power control considered in this study are synthetic inertial control, primary frequency control, and automatic generation control regulation. For wind power to provide active power control services, NREL says three things must happen:

1) The wind power response needs to improve power system reliability, not impair it.

2) It must be economically viable for wind power plants as well as electricity consumers. Because power plants may incur additional capital costs for the controls and reduce the amount of energy it sells to the market, there must be an incentive to provide the service.

3) Active power control should not have negative impacts on the turbine loading or induce structural damage that could reduce the life of the turbine.

NREL says the comprehensive study analyzed timeframes ranging from milliseconds to the lifetime of wind turbines, spatial scopes ranging from turbine components to entire regions, and study types ranging from economics to power systems engineering, to control design.

“The study’s key takeaway is that wind power can act in an equal or superior manner to conventional generation when providing active power control, supporting the system frequency response and improving reliability,” Ela concludes.

The full report is available here."
 

Ruth R. (219)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 10:31 am
Better and better news!
Wind is one of the cleaner sources of energy!
Will mankind build wind -- so that it does minimum harm to the earth, the drinking water, mankind, vegetation, and wildlife?
 

Ruth R. (219)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 5:18 pm
Wind is one of the cleanest forms of energy! LET'S GO WIND WITH SOLAR!
For vehicles of all sizes -- including iive-in and ocean going: WHEN THE PRICE IS RIGHT FOR THE CONSUMER I VOTE FOR -- THE EV PEDDLE POWER -- AS BACK UP -BIO-FUEL -- AND A CRANK AND SEE-SAW ENERGY DIRECT INTO THE WHEELS AND HELICOPTER WINGS AS THE ROOF RACK!

Some considerations on wind:
The laws on Birds for Wind Energy are very strict -- if the wind turbines cause a certain number of the birds to die -- the companies are getting sued.

1.) If people do build wind -- so that the wind turbines are where the birds will not fly into the turbines and buildings -- then wind energy would be good -- with the other IF.

2.) If people will use some wood and recycled-material wind turbines -- please see the article on wood turbine in Inhabit -- then there are less steel and less fiberglass wind turbines. This less steel would mean less mining or using recycled metals. Less mining usually has a better impact on the earth and all that lives on earth.

3.) The less use of fiberglass would mean using an organic material such as wood or some other bio-degrade-able material.

4. Wood windmills can and would be made efficient and beautiful -- so this would help the atmosphere and the scenery.
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Some consideration on Solar energy.
That we make sure that there is minimal impact on the earth and all that lives on earth, with the knowledge that no energy source is not going to have an impact on the earth.
1.) sand to silicon. 2.) the needed chemicals to make solar cells. 3.) the use of what kind of plastic--
recycle-able, biodegrade-able?

GO SOLAR-WIND- MICRO-HYDRO ON THE SIDE OF RIVERS, TIDAL AND WAVE ON FLOATS AND BOATS!
 
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