The electric power converter units, shipped from Woodward's production facility in Colorado, will be used with seven REpower MM92 2 MW wind turbines, which are being installed for the second phase of the Stoney Corners wind farm in Michigan.
In addition to local production, Woodward also provides U.S.-based sales and service support for the estimated 600 CONCYCLE units already installed in North America. The converters are ETL-certified for use in the U.S. and Canada.
To meet stringent utility grid code requirements, Woodward CONCYCLE converters are available with patented active Fault Ride Through (activeFRT) technology that allows wind turbines to stay connected to the grid, even during large variations in the voltage or frequency of the transmission lines.
ActiveFRT technology allows for full voltage control capability during voltage sags, full power and torque control capability during fault ride-through operation, prioritized active or reactive current during line faults, and supports weak grids by supplying up to 100% fast reactive current, the company says.
SOURCE: Woodward Governor Co.