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Operating wind farm turbines collectively increases total energy production

Aerodynamic wake interactions between wind turbines reduce the total energy produced by wind farms. A flow-physics model, which predicts these negative interactions and the control strategy that minimizes them, is developed and validated. The collective operational strategy produced by optimizing this model increased energy production when implemented at a utility-scale wind farm.

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Fig. 1: Effect of wake steering control on wind farm flow and power production.


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This is a summary of: Howland, M. F. et al. Collective wind farm operation based on a predictive model increases utility-scale energy production. Nat. Energy (2022).

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Operating wind farm turbines collectively increases total energy production. Nat Energy 7, 792–793 (2022).

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