Why do wind turbines produce AC, not DC current?

Wind turbines generate alternating current (AC) electricity because AC voltage is better suited to sending electricity over long distances than DC voltage.

The use of AC allows for much simpler grid connections and regulation compared to DC.

Sometimes, a wind turbine may hold a converter that changes AC to DC (Direct Current) and back again, so that the electricity produced matches the frequency and phase of the power grid it connects.