Chapter 2: Preface: Wind Power Myths Debunked

Michael Milligan, Kevin Porter, Edgar DeMeo, Paul Denholm, Hannele Holttinen, Brendan Kirby, Nicholas Miller, Andrew Mills, Mark O'Malley, Matthew Schuerger, Lennart 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 languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationWind Power in Power Systems, Second Edition
EditorsT. Ackermann
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470974162
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-5500-52116


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


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