IEEE Grid Interconnections Standard: How Will it Affect Wind Power?

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


In December 1998, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) began writing a standard for the interconnection of distributed resources with electric power systems. This standard will prescribe technical requirements for the interconnection of distributed resources that are connected to primary or secondary voltages in electric distribution systems. It is expected to play asignificant role in facilitating a new, emerging market for small, distributed, primarily gas-fired electric generators, including new technologies such as fuel cells and micro-turbines. Once published, this new standard will be enforced for the interconnection of distributed wind poower applications, as well. The co-authors of this paper have been active with this standard from the beginning,focusing on issues most likely to affect interconnection of wind power. This paper describes the standard-writing process and highlights technical issues cirtical to wind power, with the intent of soliciting feedback from an encouraging broader participation by the wind industry.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2000
EventAWEA's WindPower 2000 Conference - Palm Springs, California
Duration: 30 Apr 20004 May 2000


ConferenceAWEA's WindPower 2000 Conference
CityPalm Springs, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-28409


Dive into the research topics of 'IEEE Grid Interconnections Standard: How Will it Affect Wind Power?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this