SOWFA + Super Controller User's Manual

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


SOWFA + Super Controller is a modification of the NREL's SOWFA tool which allows for a user to apply multiturbine or centralized wind plant control algorithms within the high-fidelity SOWFA simulation environment. The tool is currently a branch of the main SOWFA program, but will one day will be merged into a single version. This manual introduces the tool and provides examples such that a usercan implement their own super controller and set up and run simulations. The manual only discusses enough about SOWFA itself to allow for the customization of controllers and running of simulations, and details of SOWFA itself are reported elsewhere Churchfield and Lee (2013); Churchfield et al. (2012). SOWFA + Super Controller, and this manual, are in alpha mode.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-59197


  • super controller
  • wind farm control
  • wind farm simulator
  • wind plant controls
  • wind plant simulator


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