Opportunities for high wind energy penetration

J.O. Tande, J.C. Hansen

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    Wind power is today a mature technology, which at windy locations, is economically competitive to conventional power generation technologies. This and growing global environmental concerns have led governments to encourage and plan for wind energy development, a typical aim being 10% of electricity consumption. The successful operation of the three major power systems of Cape Verde, with a total wind energy penetration of about 15% since December 1994, demonstrates that power systems can be operated with high penetration of wind energy by adding simple control and monitoring systems only. Thorough analyses conclude that expanding to even above 15% wind energy penetration in the Cape Verde power systems is economical. Worldwide, numerous locations with favorable wind conditions and power systems similar to the Capeverdean provide good opportunities for installing wind farms and achieving high wind energy penetration.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnergy Sources
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)803-811
    Publication statusPublished - 1997


    • Cost of energy
    • Demonstration project
    • Fuel savings
    • Power generation
    • Power quality
    • Wind energy

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