Integration of Wind Power by DC-Power Systems
Conference contribution, 2005
The world climate changing is driving the electric power production towards renewable energy sources. The development of wind turbines has reached the power level of 5 MW and wind farms up to 1000 MW are planned. Investigations have shown that the cost for production of wind energy is in the same level as coal and gas. The large amount of hydro power in the Nordic countries can be used to
compensate for the irregularity of producing wind power in Europe. High voltage direct current connections between Sweden and Germany, with a wind farm between can be a solution in the future.