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Siemens Gamesa to Actively Dictate Wind Flow at Offshore Wind Locations

Power News - Published on Tue, 03 Dec 2019

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has launched the Wake Adapt feature at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 Conference & Exhibition in Copenhagen. It allows SGRE to actively adjust the heading of individual offshore wind turbines, directing the wind which flows off the individual machine in a different direction than what normally occurs. This resulting shift in direction of the wind turbine wake away from downstream wind turbines allows an increase in overall wind park performance of up to 1% in annual energy production.

On a technical level, SGRE’s Wake Adapt applies wake steering techniques to reduce wake-induced production losses on offshore wind power plants by up to 10%. Remotely activated, it strategically adjusts the yaw angle of each individual offshore wind turbine when the wake of upstream wind turbines negatively affects downstream wind turbines. These offset angles deflect the wake away from downstream turbines, controlling the wind to ensure that downstream turbines receive a more powerful and undisrupted wind flow. This redistributes production across the row of turbines, increasing the performance of the entire wind power plant. The adaptations are made depending on site-specific conditions and comply with the load design envelope for the SGRE offshore wind turbines and support structures.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 03 Dec 2019
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