Wind/Engine Hybrid Plants

The variability of power generation from wind farms presents an operational challenge for power systems with significant penetration of wind generation. In weak or relatively small systems, control of system frequency and power exchange can impact the viability of wind farms.

The emergence of high efficiency gas engine systems allows for hybrid wind/gas engine systems with superior dynamic performance. If biogas is used then the complete system is 100% renewable energy-based. Hybrid wind-gas-systems can generate power even when the wind is not blowing.

Wind/Hybrid and Gas