• San Clemente Island Wind Generation
  • San Clemente Island Wind Generation
  • San Clemente Island Wind Generation
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    San Clemente Island, California

    Working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The RMH Group developed a power management strategy for connection of three 225 kW wind turbines to the existing power grid serving the U.S. Navy base on San Clemente Island located off the California coast. Prior to the introduction of wind turbines, four diesel generators provided all of the island’s power, but with a high environmental and economic price. The RMH Group’s sys­tem concept addressed interface of the wind gen­era­tor sys­tem with the existing diesel grid without any degradation of power quality. Because high winds would pro­duce excess power which could threaten power reliability, RMH devised a means to safely discharge oversupply away from the grid. RMH also assisted with developing a controls scheme to coordi­nate wind and diesel technologies with the island’s power grid. This system automatically regulates startup and shutdown of the wind gen­erators depending on power needs and wind levels at any given time.
 

San Clemente Island Wind Generation

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

San Clemente Island, California

Working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The RMH Group developed a power management strategy for connection of three 225 kW wind turbines to the existing power grid serving the U.S. Navy base on San Clemente Island located off the California coast. Prior to the introduction of wind turbines, four diesel generators provided all of the island’s power, but with a high environmental and economic price.

The RMH Group’s sys­tem concept addressed interface of the wind gen­era­tor sys­tem with the existing diesel grid without any degradation of power quality. Because high winds would pro­duce excess power which could threaten power reliability, RMH devised a means to safely discharge oversupply away from the grid. RMH also assisted with developing a controls scheme to coordi­nate wind and diesel technologies with the island’s power grid. This system automatically regulates startup and shutdown of the wind gen­erators depending on power needs and wind levels at any given time.

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, Engineering Excel­lence Awards Competition, First Place, Special Systems Category, 1999