Power Curve Working Group
During the EWEA workshop on the Analysis of Operating Wind Farms (Lyon, France – 2-3 July 2012) it became clear that the impact of ‘non-standard’ inflow conditions on wind turbine power curves is a key issue facing the wind industry today.
A follow up activity of the workshop was the formation of a working group on the impact of ‘non-standard’ inflow conditions on power curves. The working group aims to facilitate stakeholder collaboration in order to acknowledge, address and ultimately resolve this question.
The group agreed that the EWEA Resource Assessment Technology Workshop (Dublin, 25-26 June 2013) would be a good forum for the working group to share the outcomes of this discussion with the wider industry and furthermore to exchange information on the efficacy of various power function adjustment models.
The working group was formed by a group of companies with a particular interest in this topic following the Lyon workshop. While EWEA is not actively participating in this working group, EWEA is hosting this information provided below following a request by the working group members.
For any questions regarding the Power Curve Working Group and the information provided below, please contact Peter Stuart, RES Ltd: firstname.lastname@example.org
Documentation from the Power Curve Working Group kick-off meeting
4 December 2012, London, UK
|Memorandum of Understanding and Minutes (PDF)|
|Why are we here? (PDF)||Mike Anderson, RES Ltd., UK|
|What are the issues? (PDF)||Daniel Stevens, SSE Renewables, UK|
|What are the mechanisms? (PDF)||Michael Brower, AWS TruePower, USA|
|How to improve yield? (PDF)||Andrew Tindal, GL Garrad Hassan, UK|
|Influence of Turbine Design Choices (PDF)||Tomas Blodau, REpower, Germany|
|Modelling Impact of Non-Standard Conditions (PDF)||Axel Albers, Deutsche Windguard, Germany|
|Power Curves for Different Ambient Conditions (PDF)||Henk-Jan Kooijman, GE, The Netherlands|
|Experience of Siemens (PDF)||Ioannis Antoniou, Siemens, Danmark|
|Discussion Points (PDF)||Patrick Moriarty, NREL, USA|
|The Working Group’s Relationship to IEC (PDF)||Alan Derrick, RES Ltd., UK|
Documentation from second meeting of the Power Curve Working Group
12 March 2013, Remisen Brande, Denmark
Introduction (PDF)Peter Stuart (RES)