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Utility experience with two demonstration wind turbine generatorsEdison has committed 360 MW of nameplate generating capacity to wind energy by year 1990 in its long-range generation plan. To reach this goal the Company's wind energy program focuses on three areas: the continuous evaluation of the wind resource, the hands-on demonstration of wind turbine generators (WTG) and an association with wind park developers. Two demonstration WTGs have been installed and operated at Edison's Wind Energy Center near Palm Springs, California: a 3 MW horizontal axis Bendix/Schachle WTG and a 500 kW vertical axis Alcoa WTG. They are part of a one to two year test program during which the performance of the WTGs will be evaluated, their system operation and environmental impact will be assessed and the design criteria of future WTGs will be identified. Edison's experience with these two WTGs is summarized and the problems encountered with the operation of the two machines are discussed.
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Conference Paper
Wehrey, M. C. (Southern California Edison Co. Rosemead, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center Large Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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