Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 225–236, 2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 225–236, 2020

Research article 12 Feb 2020

Research article | 12 Feb 2020

Ancillary services from wind turbines: automatic generation control (AGC) from a single Type 4 turbine

Eldrich Rebello et al.

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Short summary
As more electrical energy is generated by wind turbines, older generation technologies such as coal and gas are being displaced. This situation presents a challenge in the sense that the additional services once provided by fossil generators must now be sourced from elsewhere. Our work provides real-world data showing the capabilities of wind generators in providing the specific service of secondary frequency regulation (automatic generation control, AGC).