Wind Turbine Wake-Redirection Control at the Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm: Preprint

Matthew Churchfield, Paul Fleming, Bernard Bulder, Stanley White

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In this paper, we will present our work towards designing a control strategy to mitigate wind turbine wake effects by redirecting the wakes, specifically applied to the Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW), proposed for deployment off the shore of Atlantic City, New Jersey. As wind turbines extract energy from the air, they create low-speed wakes that extend behind them. Full wake recovery Full wake recovery to the undisturbed wind speed takes a significant distance. In a wind energy plant the wakes of upstream turbines may travel downstream to the next row of turbines, effectively subjecting them to lower wind speeds, meaning these waked turbines will produce less power.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2015
EventOffshore Technology Conference - Houston, Texas
Duration: 4 May 20157 May 2015


ConferenceOffshore Technology Conference
CityHouston, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-63575


  • Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm
  • large-eddy simulation
  • wake redirection
  • wind plant control


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