Publication detailsAhmad, Tanvir, Basit, Abdul, Ahsan, Muneeb, Coupiac, Olivier, Girard, Nicolas, Kazemtabrizi, Behzad & Matthews, Peter (2019). Implementation and Analyses of Yaw Based Coordinated Control of Wind Farms. Energies 12(7): 1266.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1996-1073 (electronic)
- DOI: 10.3390/en12071266
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This paper presents, with a live ﬁeld experiment, the potential of increasing wind farm power generation by optimally yawing upstream wind turbine for reducing wake effects as a part of the SmartEOLE project. Two 2MW turbines from the Le Sole de Moulin Vieux (SMV) wind farm are used for this purpose. The upstream turbine (SMV6) is operated with a yaw offset (α) in a range of −12◦ to 8◦ for analysing the impact on the downstream turbine (SMV5). Simulations are performed with intelligent control strategies for estimating optimum α settings. Simulations show that optimal α can increase net production of the two turbines by more than 5%. The impact of α on SMV6 is quantiﬁed using the data obtained during the experiment. A comparison of the data obtained during theexperimentiscarriedoutwithdataobtainedduringnormaloperationsinsimilarwindconditions. This comparison show that an optimum or near-optimum α increases net production by more than 5% in wake affected wind conditions, which is in conﬁrmation with the simulated results.