Preface: Wind power myths debunked

M. Milligan, K. Porter, E. DeMeo, P. Denholm, Hannele Holttinen, B. Kirby, N. Miller, A. Mills, M. O'Malley, M. Schuerger, L. Söder

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Wind power use has grown significantly in recent years. As power system planners, investors, and other stakeholders evaluate the development of wind power plants, many questions about wind power plant operational characteristics have arisen. These questions range from asking whether wind power plants require storage, to how fast can wind power plants' output fall to zero. Recent experience in operating power systems with increasing levels of wind power, along with a significant body of analysis, has provided answers to many of these questions. In this chapter, we discuss many of these key questions and answers drawing on international experience and analysis of wind power plant operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWind Power in Power Systems
EditorsThomas Ackermann
ISBN (Electronic)978-111-994184-2
ISBN (Print)978-047-097416-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • power system operation with wind power
  • wind power and storage
  • wind power integration
  • wind power plants
  • wind power variability

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