Our technologies and services enhance energy conversion of renewable and fossil fuels, energy extraction and distribution, and electric power generation and distribution. Power generation OEMs throughout the world use Woodward engine management systems and genset controls, as well as our solar inverters and wind converters.
The shift to distributed generation is changing long-established concepts about how electricity should be produced, transmitted, and used. Power flow through the grid is becoming more decentralized and bi-directional. Local measurement, fault detection, and remote control are now essential for stability and intelligent load management. A new approach is needed—one that encourages greater use of renewable sources and facilitates interconnection of distributed power generation using advanced monitoring, communication and control. Woodward is recognized as a leader in the field of advanced power generation and distribution control products. We continue to build on our legacy by creating cutting-edge control and protection devices, designed to work in complex systems to meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart grids. Our global strategy for melding all aspects of power generation and distribution to enable electrical power systems integration is called PowerConnect.
The Woodward brand stands for excellent quality in both technical design and aftermarket support. Woodward’s CONCYCLE® Wind System sets technical and commercial standards in the efficient use of wind energy. This technology has made a significant contribution to the success of wind turbines in the megawatt class, ensuring operators a high level of availability and the best possible efficiency for their facility.