Dynamical and statistical-dynamical modelling of wind farm flows with WRF

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A pledge to increase the share of renewable energies has led to a focus on offshore wind energy in many western European countries. With an increasing number of offshore wind farms to be installed it becomes important to understand (I) the degree to which wakes from neighbouring wind farms affect the power production of a target wind farm and (II) how large wind farms can get if they are to remain efficient and productive power generators. The modelling of wind farm wake flows is challenging, since it includes processes from the micro- to mesoscale meteorology. We use the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model that allows us to simulate mesoscale features of wind farm wakes. Its limited horizontal resolution – in microscale terms – however, requires flow characteristics, such as single turbine wakes, to be parametrised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMS Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016


Conference16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology
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