Results from a wake-steering experiment at a commercial wind plant: investigating the wind speed dependence of wake-steering performance
Eric Simley et al.
Model code and software
NREL/floris: v2.4R. 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 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5062687
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.
Wake steering is a wind farm control strategy in which upstream wind turbines are misaligned...