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Title: NREL and Clemson University Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-13-509

Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clemson University have a mutual interest in collaborating in the development of wind turbine drivetrain testing facilities and grid simulators. NREL and Clemson University will work together to share resources and experiences in the development of future wind energy test facilities and capabilities. The CRADA includes sharing of facility topologies and capabilities, modeling efforts, commissioning plans, test protocols, infrastructure cost data, test plans, pro forma contracting instruments, and safe operating strategies. Further, NREL and Clemson University will exchange staff for training and development purposes, including collaborative participation in commissioning and customer testing. DOE has provided NREL with over 10 years of support in developing custom facilities and capabilities to enable testing of full-scale integrated wind turbine drivetrain systems in accordance with the needs of the US wind industry. NREL currently operates a 2.5MW dynamometer and is in the processes of building a 5MW dynamometer and a grid simulator (referred to as a 'Controllable Grid Interface' or CGI). Clemson University is currently building a drivetrain testing facility with two dynamometers, 7.5 MW and 15 MW, and 15 MW Hardware in the loop grid simulator.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1462942
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5D00-72093
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; drivetrain; simulator; wind energy; CRADA

Citation Formats

Gevorgian, Vahan. NREL and Clemson University Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-13-509. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1462942.
Gevorgian, Vahan. NREL and Clemson University Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-13-509. United States. doi:10.2172/1462942.
Gevorgian, Vahan. Tue . "NREL and Clemson University Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-13-509". United States. doi:10.2172/1462942. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1462942.
@article{osti_1462942,
title = {NREL and Clemson University Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-13-509},
author = {Gevorgian, Vahan},
abstractNote = {The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clemson University have a mutual interest in collaborating in the development of wind turbine drivetrain testing facilities and grid simulators. NREL and Clemson University will work together to share resources and experiences in the development of future wind energy test facilities and capabilities. The CRADA includes sharing of facility topologies and capabilities, modeling efforts, commissioning plans, test protocols, infrastructure cost data, test plans, pro forma contracting instruments, and safe operating strategies. Further, NREL and Clemson University will exchange staff for training and development purposes, including collaborative participation in commissioning and customer testing. DOE has provided NREL with over 10 years of support in developing custom facilities and capabilities to enable testing of full-scale integrated wind turbine drivetrain systems in accordance with the needs of the US wind industry. NREL currently operates a 2.5MW dynamometer and is in the processes of building a 5MW dynamometer and a grid simulator (referred to as a 'Controllable Grid Interface' or CGI). Clemson University is currently building a drivetrain testing facility with two dynamometers, 7.5 MW and 15 MW, and 15 MW Hardware in the loop grid simulator.},
doi = {10.2172/1462942},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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