Articles | Volume 6, issue 6
Research article
12 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 12 Nov 2021

Results from a wake-steering experiment at a commercial wind plant: investigating the wind speed dependence of wake-steering performance

Eric Simley, Paul Fleming, Nicolas Girard, Lucas Alloin, Emma Godefroy, and Thomas Duc

Model code and software

NREL/floris: v2.4 R. M. Mudafort, P. Fleming, C. J. Bay, E. Simley, N. Hamilton, P. Bachant, K. Fleming, J. King, E. Quon, P. J. Stanley, R. Hammond, B. Doekemeijer, D. Bensason, J. Schreiber, K. S. Seim, S. Sortland, T. Martinez, A. Farrell, and Zerweck

Short summary
Wake steering is a wind farm control strategy in which upstream wind turbines are misaligned with the wind to deflect their low-velocity wakes away from downstream turbines, increasing overall power production. Here, we present results from a two-turbine wake-steering experiment at a commercial wind plant. By analyzing the wind speed dependence of wake steering, we find that the energy gained tends to increase for higher wind speeds because of both the wind conditions and turbine operation.