TY - CHAP A1 - Mónica Alonso A2 - Hortensia Amarís ED1 - Gastón Orlando Suvire Y1 - 2011-07-28 PY - 2011 T1 - Impact of Wind Farms in Power Networks N2 - During the last two decades, increase in electricity demand and environmental concern resulted in fast growth of power production from renewable sources. Wind power is one of the most efficient alternatives. Due to rapid development of wind turbine technology and increasing size of wind farms, wind power plays a significant part in the power production in some countries. However, fundamental differences exist between conventional thermal, hydro, and nuclear generation and wind power, such as different generation systems and the difficulty in controlling the primary movement of a wind turbine, due to the wind and its random fluctuations. These differences are reflected in the specific interaction of wind turbines with the power system. This book addresses a wide variety of issues regarding the integration of wind farms in power systems. The book contains 14 chapters divided into three parts. The first part outlines aspects related to the impact of the wind power generation on the electric system. In the second part, alternatives to mitigate problems of the wind farm integration are presented. Finally, the third part covers issues of modeling and simulation of wind power system. BT - Wind Farm SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/17562 DO - 10.5772/17562 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-10 ER -