Modelling of power fluctuations from large offshore wind farms



This paper deals with modelling of power fluctuations from large wind farms. The modelling is supported and validated using wind speed and power measurements from the two large offshore wind farms in Denmark. The time scale in focus is from 1min to a couple of hours, where significant power fluctuations have been observed from these wind farms. Power and wind speed are measured with 1s sampling time in all individual wind turbines in almost 1 year, which provides a substantial database for the analyses. The paper deals with diversified models representing each wind turbine individually and with aggregation of a wind farm to be represented by a single large wind turbine model. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.