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System and method for operating a wind farm under high wind speed conditions

United States Patent Application

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A technique is provided for operating a wind farm at increased rated power output. The technique includes sensing a plurality of operating parameters of the wind turbine generator, assessing the plurality of operating parameters with respect to respective design ratings for the operating parameters, and intermittently increasing a rated power output of the wind turbine generator based upon the assessment.
Avagliano, Aaron John (Niskayuna, NY), Teichmann, Ralph (Cohoes, NY), Pierce, Kirk Gee (Simpsonville, SC), Hopewell, Paul David (Staffordshire, GB), Deshpande, Ameet Shridhar (Pune, IN), Eker, Sukru Alper (Guilderland, NY)
11/ 144,931
June 3, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number NPI114 under ZAM-7-13320-28 awarded by National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in the invention.