Electrical Energy of Wind Turbines
The output from wind turbine generators varies as the wind blows in gusts rather than at a steady speed. The mismatch between demand and supply can be met for short time periods by a flywheel store allowing time if the wind continues to drop for a back up power supply like a diesel engine can be started.
System benefits include:
- Maintaining the correct voltage
- Reducing power demand from the grid
- Reducing running time of diesel generating sets