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Research article
24 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2024

The value of wake steering wind farm flow control in US energy markets

Eric Simley, Dev Millstein, Seongeun Jeong, and Paul Fleming

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Wake steering is a wind farm control technology in which turbines are misaligned with the wind to deflect their wakes away from downstream turbines, increasing total power production. In this paper, we use a wind farm control model and historical electricity prices to assess the potential increase in market value from wake steering for 15 US wind plants. For most plants, we find that the relative increase in revenue from wake steering exceeds the relative increase in energy production.
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