Distributed Wind Technology
The key compoments of distributed wind technology are modern distributed wind turbines, your property, interconnection and net metering and the local power grid.
Modern Distributed Wind turbines
- Modern Distributed Wind Turbines are designed to produce power that is ready to flow directly back on to the grid through your local power service using standard electrical connections.
- Business operators, residential land owners, farmers and institutional land holders can leverage property ownership to produce power locally with a distributed wind turbine.
- Interconnection standards are administered and enforced by electrical utilities and cooperatives and are designed to ensure that equipment such as distributed wind turbines can connect safely to the electrical grid.
Net Metering and your local power grid
- A net meter is a utility installed meter that measures the electricity your home or business consumes and
- The electricity your wind turbine produces
- mandated across most of North America
- Electricity produced by turbine flows through your net meter back on the electrical grid
- You receive credit on your bill against your electricity consumption
- Some utilities and cooperatives offer Net Billing which is an arrangement whereby the Utility pays you a per/kWh fee for any electricity you produce over and above your consumption