Novel method for estimating the CF of variable speed wind turbines

M. H. Albadi, E. F. El-Saadany

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel method for estimating the capacity factor (CF) of variable speed wind turbines using wind speed characteristics at any site and the power performance curve parameters of any variable speed wind turbine (VSWT). Compared to the existing model, the proposed CF formulation is simpler and results in more accurate CF estimation. The accuracy of the proposed CF model is verified using measured data. Moreover, the new formulation is modified to estimate the CF at any tower height. The accuracy of the modified CF model over that of the existing extrapolation one is verified using a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Jul 26 2009Jul 30 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period7/26/097/30/09

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Keywords

  • Capacity factor
  • Turbine-site matching
  • Weibull distribution function
  • Wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Albadi, M. H., & El-Saadany, E. F. (2009). Novel method for estimating the CF of variable speed wind turbines. In 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 [5275966] https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2009.5275966