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Development of an Equivalent Wind Plant Power-Curve

2010

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Wind turbine manufacturers publish and certify power curves for their turbines. These turbine power curves are used for planning purposes and estimating total wind power production. When a wind plant consisting of many turbines connects to the utility grid and starts operation, the focus shifts to the entire plant’s performance. An equivalent wind plant power-curve becomes highly desirable and useful in predicting plant output for a given wind forecast. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has worked with a utility to collect detailed data from a large wind power plant to develop such an equivalent power curve. This paper will (1) summarize available data, methodology, and the results of this work; (2) discuss the validation process; and (3) explore the applicability of such an approach on other wind power plants without detailed data. [Abstract, excerpt]

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