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Robert Dean King, Neil Richard Garrigan, Mark Edward Cardinal, Lembit Salasoo: Power system using a multi-functional power interface unit. General Electric Company, Ann Marie Agosti, Enrique J Mora, Beusse Brownlee Bowdoin & Wolter PA, November 26, 2002: US06486568 (63 worldwide citation)

A power system for a locomotive generally having an internal combustion engine coupled to drive a main alternator and an auxiliary alternator is provided. The main alternator is coupled to power one or more traction motors and the auxiliary alternator is coupled to power predetermined electrical equ ...


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Gary Moore, Mark Edward Cardinal: Wind turbine system control. General Electric Company, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 14, 2006: US07013203 (41 worldwide citation)

Wind turbine generator wind farm systems to collect data for use for wind farm control. A combination master-slave supervisory command and data acquisition (SCADA) architecture together with distributed databases local to the data producing device within a wind farm provide functionality for real-ti ...


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Robert William Delmerico, Mark Edward Cardinal, Kirk Gee Pierce: System and method for operating a wind farm under high wind speed conditions. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, November 20, 2007: US07298059 (36 worldwide citation)

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 wi ...


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Mark Edward Cardinal, Reinhard Brügger, Andreas Kirchner: Systems and methods for controlling a ramp rate of a wind farm. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, November 3, 2009: US07613548 (19 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a ramp rate of a wind farm is described. The method includes predicting an initial predicted power to be output by a wind farm including a wind turbine.


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Robert William Delmerico, Mark Edward Cardinal, Kirk Gee Pierce: Wind farm power ramp rate control system and method. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, March 16, 2010: US07679215 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling power ramp rate of a wind farm is provided. The wind farm includes a plurality of wind turbine generators and a wind farm control system. The wind farm control system is operable to monitor rate of change of collective power output of the wind turbine generators, ...


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Mark Edward Cardinal, Einar V Larsen: Reactive power regulation and voltage support for renewable energy plants. General Electric Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, April 12, 2011: US07923862 (10 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for reactive power regulation and voltage support for renewable energy plants. In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for coordinating voltage and reactive power output of a plant with one or more requirements associated with a utility. The method can in ...


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Robert William Delmerico, Mark Edward Cardinal, Nicholas Wright Miller, Dapeng Liu, Zhihong Ye: System and method for controlling operation of a solar power generation system. General Electric Company, Ann M Agosti, July 12, 2011: US07979167 (9 worldwide citation)

A system, a method, and an article of manufacture for controlling operation of an electrical power generation system are provided. The electrical power generation system has a plurality of electrical generators electrically coupled to an electrical grid. The method includes obtaining a first output ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink, Mark Edward Cardinal, Anthony Michael Klodowski, Till Hoffmann, Jignesh G Gandhi, Sidney Allen Barker, Gert Torbohm, Christoph Schulten: Method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, September 20, 2011: US08022565 (9 worldwide citation)

A control system for a wind turbine, the control system having at least one measurement device configured to measure at least one operating condition of the wind turbine and a first controller. The first controller is configured to calculate an operating limit of the wind turbine based on the measur ...


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Mark Edward Cardinal, Minesh A Shah, Andreas Kirchner, Timothy B Cribbs, Anthony Galbraith, Enno Ubben: Integrated real-time power and solar farm control system. General Electric Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, February 15, 2011: US07890217 (9 worldwide citation)

Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for controlling power in renewable solar energy sources. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for controlling a renewable energy solar farm, where the farm may include one or more renewable ener ...


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Leonardo Cesar Kammer, Mark Edward Cardinal, Hubert Oing: System and method for controlling a wind power plant. General Electric Company, Ann M Agosti, August 11, 2009: US07573149 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for extending the power-capture region of a wind turbine during certain operating conditions is disclosed. The actual set point of an operational parameter is selected so as to be maintained at a predetermined number of standard deviations away from an operating limit during ...



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