Energy Central News

Curated power industry news from thousands of top sources.


Findings from National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Wind Farms Reported (Continued results from a field campaign of wake steering applied at a commercial wind farm - Part 2)

Energy Daily News

2020 AUG 11 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Investigators discuss new findings in wind farms. According to news originating from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “This paper presents the results of a field campaign investigating the performance of wake steering applied at a section of a commercial wind farm.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from National Renewable Energy Laboratory: “It is the second phase of the study for which the first phase was reported in Fleming et al. ( 2019 ). The authors implemented wake steering on two turbine pairs, and compared results with the latest FLORIS (FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State) model of wake steering, showing good agreement in overall energy increase. Further, although not the original intention of the study, we also used the results to detect the secondary steering phenomenon.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Results show an overall reduction in wake losses of approximately 6.6 % for the regions of operation, which corresponds to achieving roughly half of the static optimal result.”

For more information on this research see: Continued results from a field campaign of wake steering applied at a commercial wind farm - Part 2. Wind Energy Science, 2020,5():945-958. (Wind Energy Science - The publisher for Wind Energy Science is Copernicus Publications.

A free version of this journal article is available at

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Fleming, National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401, USA. Additional authors for this research include J. King, E. Simley, J. Roadman, A. Scholbrock, P. Murphy, J. K. Lundquist, P. Moriarty, K. Fleming, J. van Dam, C. Bay, R. Mudafort, D. Jager, J. Skopek, M. Scott, B. Ryan, C. Guernsey, D. Brake.


(Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world.)



No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »