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Small Wind by Nolan Clark

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Chapter Eight

System Operation with Electrical Interconnections

Working with Electrical Utilities and Transmission Companies

Abstract

The process of connecting a small wind turbine to an electric utility has two different but necessary components. One is policy and permitting; the other is the actual physical connection. The former requires all the necessary paperwork for permission to connect, and the latter requires overcoming technical obstacles and making sure that the connection is dependable and safe. Each electric utility can establish its own policies and requirements for connecting to its grid. Several typical methods of metering the electricity are presented and suggestions for maximizing the wind-generated electricity are given. ...

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