Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 131–147, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 131–147, 2021

Research article 19 Jan 2021

Research article | 19 Jan 2021

Characterisation of intra-hourly wind power ramps at the wind farm scale and associated processes

Mathieu Pichault et al.

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This paper assesses the behaviour and causality of sudden variations in wind power generation over a short period of time, also called "ramp events". It is shown, amongst other things, that ramps at the study site are mostly associated with frontal activity. Overall, the research contributes to a better understanding of the drivers and behaviours of wind power ramps at the wind farm scale, beneficial to ramp forecasting and ramp modelling.