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Title: NREL's Controllable Grid Interface for Testing Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation)


This presentation is an overview of NREL's Controllable Grid Interface capabilities for testing renewable energy technologies.

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National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
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Conference: Presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Grid Simulator Testing of Wind Turbine Drivetrains, 17-18 September 2014, Clemson University, North Charleston, South Carolina; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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United States

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Gevorgian, V. NREL's Controllable Grid Interface for Testing Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation). United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Gevorgian, V. NREL's Controllable Grid Interface for Testing Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation). United States.
Gevorgian, V. Mon . "NREL's Controllable Grid Interface for Testing Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation)". United States. doi:.
title = {NREL's Controllable Grid Interface for Testing Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation)},
author = {Gevorgian, V.},
abstractNote = {This presentation is an overview of NREL's Controllable Grid Interface capabilities for testing renewable energy technologies.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}

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