Modern Wind Turbines Capacity Utilization in Real Conditions

: pp. 47 – 50
Received: October 20, 2017
Revised: November 09, 2017
Accepted: November 23, 2017
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The development of the national wind power industry in Ukraine faces a number of problems because of the lack of sufficient information on the peculiarities of the operating modes of wind farms under real-life conditions. This applies to wind load indices in different regions, estimates of the performance of wind power plants with different types of wind turbines. One of the important characteristics of the potential capabilities of a wind power plant in the grid is the time and rate of utilization of installed capacity (installed capacity utilization factor - ICUF), which are widely used in the design of power plants. The paper presents the results of calculating the characteristics of the production potential of wind power plants with generators of different types and capacities, which are defined in terms of time and coefficient of utilization of the installed capacity. It is shown that such characteristics of the wind power station uniquely characterize the efficiency of the application of a specific wind generator in real conditions for use in design calculations.

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