Wind Turbine Performance Evaluation

1With our new PERFORMANCE CHECK module, EMD can offer services in checking how a single turbine or the entire farm is performing. This can be done in a range of resolutions depending on what is available from your SCADA data. Performance analysis can be helpful in discovering issues within the farm, in verifying power curves, in availability negotiations with the manufacturer, etc. EMD can even help to devise a site specific wind index for your farm (see the Tailored Services/Wind Index Calculations section of this web site).

Additionally, the performance evaluation can even aid in expansion of your farm. The analysis can be used to calibrate a time-series wind dataset (measured or modelled) to match the actual conditions of your site. This calibrated model can then be used to perform AEP predictions for the expansion of your farm, helping to decrease the uncertainties inherent in such studies.