Wind Turbine Converters and Interconnection Systems Equipment

PROPOSED UL 6171

Scope

These requirements cover Wind Turbine Converter (WTC) products and assemblies. Some of the features and functions of these products include but are not limited to, generation of real and reactive power in parallel with the electric power system, EPS (electric utility grid), supplying power in a standalone operational mode, multiple mode operation, and bidirectional power flow operation with the EPS.

These requirements address WTC products and assemblies intended for installation in accordance with their ratings, installation instructions, the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, and applicable utility and model building codes.

These requirements also address wind turbine utility interconnection systems equipment (WTUISE) that performs utility interconnection protection functions for paralleling wind turbines with the EPS.