Can Wind Farms Stabilise the Grid?

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The Australian Government wants to find out and has issued a test at the Tassie Wind Farm.

Official Press Release ARENA:

Tassie wind farm to trial grid stability services

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it will provide funding to Woolnorth’s 168MW Musselroe wind farm for a groundbreaking trial to investigate the economic and commercial potential of wind farms providing frequency control to stabilise the grid.

On behalf of the Australian Government, ARENA will provide $499,120 in grant funding towards the $1 million trial to test the technical capability of Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) but also test the commercial benefits going forward. Traditionally provided only by coal, gas and hydro-electric power stations, frequency control and ancillary services are used by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to maintain the frequency on the electrical system and provide a fast injection or... ... More: Official Press Release ARENA

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