Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 273–285, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-273-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 273–285, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-273-2019

Research article 20 May 2019

Research article | 20 May 2019

Initial results from a field campaign of wake steering applied at a commercial wind farm – Part 1

Paul Fleming et al.

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Short summary
Wake steering is a form of wind farm control in which turbines use yaw offsets to affect wakes in order to yield an increase in total energy production. In this first phase of a study of wake steering at a commercial wind farm, two turbines implement a schedule of offsets. For two closely spaced turbines, an approximate 14 % increase in energy was measured on the downstream turbine over a 10° sector, with a 4 % increase in energy production of the combined turbine pair.