Cedar Point wind project was installed in Colorado, USA It was finished in 2011 and is owned by Enbridge.
It is near Lincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe counties.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The very best destination for something such as Cedar Point would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine Enbridge like Enbridge involved if Cedar Point was not built near local demand or transmission capaLincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe counties.
During the planning stages the Cedar Point wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. However, Cedar Point wind farm would have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Lincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe counties would have been a major element in the development conclusion Local winds are often checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows speedier at higher altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more distinct near land and is changed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Ordinarily, the growth of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, increases the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Cedar Point are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Cedar Point wind farm
- Name: Cedar Point
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V100-1.8 MW, Units: 22,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas)
- State: Colorado
- City: Lincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe counties
- Owner: Enbridge