Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1791–1825, 2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1791–1825, 2022
Research article
08 Sep 2022
Research article | 08 Sep 2022

FarmConners wind farm flow control benchmark – Part 1: Blind test results

Tuhfe Göçmen et al.

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The FarmConners benchmark is the first of its kind to bring a wide variety of data sets, control settings, and model complexities for the (initial) assessment of wind farm flow control benefits. Here we present the first part of the benchmark results for three blind tests with large-scale rotors and 11 participating models in total, via direct power comparisons at the turbines as well as the observed or estimated power gain at the wind farm level under wake steering control strategy.