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Enercon and Hydro-Quebec partner for wind R&D


September 19, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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September 19, 2016 – Hydro-Quebec’s research institute (IREQ) and Enercon Canada Inc. have announced a new R&D partnership agreement on wind power grid integration.

The aim of the move is to “advance understanding of the impacts on grids of new electronic wind turbine control systems”, Hydro-Quebec said.

“Once again, we’re working with IREQ, a partner with which we share not only a long history, but ambitions to produce top-calibre studies,” said Michael Weidemann, executive vice-president, Enercon Canada. “We’re also very pleased to be collaborating a doctoral project for the first time in Canada, building on our current collaborations with German universities.”

The partnership allies Enercon’s work in energy converters and Hydro-Quebec’s know-how in grid simulation and operation.

“We’re proud to be working with Enercon to develop new algorithms and technologies to facilitate wind power grid integration,” said Jérôme Gosset, IREQ’s general manager. “We’re pleased that this partnership also offers us an opportunity to develop our expertise in the field.”