06672054 is referenced by 7 patents.

A hydroelectric power plant uses a plurality of windmills connected to compressed air generators to produce pressurized air. Pressurized air is used to drive water through a turbine to produce electrical power. The water is recycled and the power plant includes reserve pressurized air tanks to allow the plant to continue to operate when the wind levels are not sufficient to produce high pressure air. The power plant is designed to be operated on a continuous basis based on wind power. When the wind subsides and the reserve capacity has been exhausted, electricity can be drawn from the local utility supplier. When excess power is generated by the power plant, electricity from the power plant can be added to the grid of the local electricity supplier.

Title
Wind powered hydroelectric power plant and method of operation thereof
Application Number
9/988643
Publication Number
6672054 (B2)
Application Date
November 20, 2001
Publication Date
January 6, 2004
Inventor
Thomas B Gardner
Kitchener
US
Paul H F Merswolke
Bogner
US
Agent
Daryl W Schnurr
US
Assignee
New World Generation
US
IPC
F16D 31/02
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