Fortis Small Wind Turbine Systems can be connected to the public distribution network. These are called grid-connected systems. A grid-connected wind turbine can reduce your consumption of utility-supplied electricity for your domestic appliances or bigger loads for business empowerment.
If the wind turbine cannot deliver the amount of energy you need, the utility makes up the difference. When the wind turbine produces more electricity than your demand requires, the excess is returned as a “Feed-in” into the utility.
With this wind turbine configuration, your system will operate only when the utility grid is available. During grid disconnection, the wind turbine is automatically shut down due to safety reasons.
There are options for incentives, so called FIT (Feed-in-Tariff) for the sale of surplus of electricity to the utility.
Federal regulations, in many countries, require utilities to connect with and purchase power from small Wind Energy systems. However, you should contact your utility before connecting to its distribution lines to address any power quality and safety concerns.