Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 997–1014, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 997–1014, 2021
Research article
23 Jul 2021
Research article | 23 Jul 2021

Correlations of power output fluctuations in an offshore wind farm using high-resolution SCADA data

Janna Kristina Seifert et al.

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Short summary
Fluctuations in the power output of wind turbines are one of the major challenges in the integration and utilisation of wind energy. By analysing the power output fluctuations of wind turbine pairs in an offshore wind farm, we show that their correlation depends on their location within the wind farm and their inflow. The main outcome is that these correlation dependencies can be characterised by statistics of the power output of the wind turbines and sorted by a clustering algorithm.