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Title: Analyses of Wind Energy Impact on WFEC System Operations: Preprint

Abstract

Article for the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering which analyzes system and wind energy data recorded by WFEC and evaluates the effects of wind energy on system operations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
884688
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-500-39583
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Submitted to Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WFEC; WESTERN FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE; OKLAHOMA; WIND ENERGY; WIND ANALYSIS; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Wan, Y., and Liao, J. R.. Analyses of Wind Energy Impact on WFEC System Operations: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2514/6.2006-609.
Wan, Y., & Liao, J. R.. Analyses of Wind Energy Impact on WFEC System Operations: Preprint. United States. doi:10.2514/6.2006-609.
Wan, Y., and Liao, J. R.. Mon . "Analyses of Wind Energy Impact on WFEC System Operations: Preprint". United States. doi:10.2514/6.2006-609. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/884688.
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