Assessing wind farm performance using Continuum®. Presented at AWEA WRA workshop 2018
Liz presented the results of a new approach to wind farm operational assessment at the AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment 2018 Conference. In this technique, Continuum® models are created using pre-construction met site data. These models are then used with permanent met tower data to predict energy production at each turbine site. The actual and modeled energy production values are compared which can help identify poor performers or to quantify the effects of performance boosters. Additionally, this method can be used to quantify the wake and 'other' losses of the wind farm. If the analysis is conducted on a yearly basis, changes in losses can be tracked and trends due to blade degradation or blade soiling or other effects may be identified.