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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Catching Wind by the Tail: Improving Intermittent Power Operations with Sensing, Statistics and Control

2010
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Ram Rajagopal, civil and environmental engineering

The project seeks approaches to increase the penetration of wind energy production by decreasing the planning, safety and operating costs due to wind uncertainty for system operators, large farm operators and small local generation operators. We plan to demonstrate that integration of sensing, statistical modeling and control mechanisms enable cost effective high penetration of renewable (wind) energy.