A system and method of operating a wind farm, having multiple wind turbine generators, at high wind speeds is provided. Wind speeds at individual wind turbine generators are monitored and a signal is transmitted from the wind turbine generators to a wind farm control system based on the monitored wind speeds. Rate of change of collective power output of the wind farm is temporally monitored and is controlled by coordinating of operational states of the wind turbine generators based upon the signals transmitted by the one or more wind turbine generators, operating conditions of the wind turbine generators and the monitored rate of change of power output of the wind farm.

Title
System and method for operating a wind farm under high wind speed conditions
Application Number
11/016078
Publication Number
20060132994
Application Date
December 17, 2004
Publication Date
June 22, 2006
Inventor
Kirk Gee Pierce
Simpsonville
SC, US
Mark Edward Cardinal
Altamont
NY, US
Robert William Delmerico
Clifton Park
NY, US
Agent
Fletcher Yoder
TX, US
Agent
Patrick S Yoder
TX, US
Assignee
General Electric Company
IPC
H02H 07/06
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