Seasonal weather effects on wind power production in cold regions- a case study

Author(s): Jiayi Jin, Muhammad S.Virk
Institute of Industrial Technology, University of Tromsø, Norway
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 8, no. 1, January 2019: pp. 31-37
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.8.1.31-37

Abstract: This paper describes a case study of seasonal weather effects on wind park power production in cold climate region. Three years (2013-15) of analysis of a wind park SCADA data has been carried out in order to better understand the seasonal weather effects on the annual energy production (AEP) using 10 minutes averaged time series of SCADA data. Analysis of three selected wind turbines of a wind park is presented in this paper. SCADA data analysis shows a difference in the wind power production during summer- and wintertime periods, with the wind power production during winter time being considerably higher than summer time. Analysis shows that the highest wind power production is during January, whereas the lowest power production is recorded during the month of June.

Keywords: wind energy, cold climate, AEP, weather, SCADA data, wind turbine
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