Wake effects above rated wind speed. An overlooked contributor to high loads in wind farms

Torben J. Larsen, Gunner Chr. Larsen, Helge Aagaard Madsen , Søren M. Petersen

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Abstract

In this paper a new validation of the Dynamic Wake Meandering method for calculating wake effects on power and load levels on a turbine is presented based on load and power measurements on a turbine located in the Lillgrund wind farm. What is unique is the large set of measurements available, where the wake effects from multiple neighboring turbines in high wind speed conditions could be included. It appears that the DWM method gives accurate results in single wake situations as well as for multiwake situations below rated wind speed. However, the so far used method for superposition of multiple wakes above rated wind speed has led to non-conservative load predictions for high wind speeds. Therefore a new approach is presented and compared to both measurements and present practice in the IEC61400-1 standard.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScientific Proceedings. EWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2015
Pages95-99
ISBN (Print)9782930670003
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Conference

ConferenceEWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period17/11/201520/11/2015

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Larsen, T. J., Larsen, G. C., Aagaard Madsen , H., & Petersen, S. M. (2015). Wake effects above rated wind speed. An overlooked contributor to high loads in wind farms. In Scientific Proceedings. EWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 (pp. 95-99). European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).