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Wind energy is providing the world’s fastest growing power source for electricity generation. It is clean, indefinitely renewable and abundant; however, it is also intermittent, and it is this intermittent nature that brings with it the biggest challenges for successfully integrating wind energy into the power grid.  On page 7 you will find an article about capacitive and inductive compensation for reliable integration to resolve this problem

Publisher's Note


Wind and the Power Grid
By David Childress, Marketing Manager, SSIPower LLC, USA

Next Generation Lidar
By Peter Clive, SgurrEnergy Ltd, UK

PTP Goes Offshore
By Dipl.-Ing. Markus Siebert, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and Dipl.-Geogr. Anja Drews, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Germany

Contactless Power Transfer System for Rotating Applications
By Dr B. A. Potter, Moog, UK and Dr S. A. Shirsavar, University of Reading, UK

Wind Power Smoothing
By Adel Nasiri, Assistant Professor, Power Electronics and Electric Motor Drives Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Supported by:

NRG Systems
Second Wind
Shermco Industries
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