A steampunk vision: prosumers and frequency control

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Australian Institute of Policy and Science
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
AQ - Australian Quarterly, 2017, 88 (2), pp. 22 - 27
Issue Date:
2017-04-01
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The electricity system is created as a giant rotating mass. Hundreds of fast-spinning turbines are elegantly joined together by three-phase electrical currents twisting along the transmission network - Australia has the longest in the world. They are synchronised at 3,000 rpm divided by some number of electrical windings, so that the passing of rotors over stators forms an alternating current at the 50 Hz grid frequency.
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