Sunday, January 18, 2015

Course/Workshop - DNV GL Energy Academy: Advanced Use of WindFarmer Software

DNV GL Energy Academy: Advanced Use of WindFarmer Software will take place on February 12, 2015 at St Vincent’s Works, Silverthorne Lane, Bristol, England. This one-day interactive workshop, we will look at some advanced features of WindFarmer software, focusing on how to improve the accuracy of your results, and how to calculate more than just your annual energy production. In the morning we will look at how to make the most of the features which give WindFarmer its accurate modelling, while the afternoon sessions will cover the range of outputs which WindFarmer can generate and how these can be used for energy analysis, operational diagnostics and short-term forecasting.

WindFarmer is widely acknowledged as a powerful piece of software, and an increased understanding of its functionality will help you to leverage your investment.

In the morning we will look at how to make the most of the features which give WindFarmer its accurate modelling:

• its range of wake models leads the industry, and we will discuss how to select the one most appropriate for your wind farm;
• the ‘Association Method’ is a technique which eliminates the errors typically introduced when a wind speed frequency distribution is approximated to a Weibull distribution;
• we will look at how to use wind data from several met masts in an analysis;
• when planning the extension of a wind farm, we will discuss how to improve your models by using production data from the operating turbines.

In the afternoon, we will discuss the range of outputs which WindFarmer can generate and how these can be used for energy analysis, operational diagnostics and short term forecasting. This will centre around the ‘Flow and Performance Matrix’, part of the Turbulence Intensity module. This matrix, when combined with a little post- processing in Excel, can be used for many tasks such as:

• a 12 x 24 table of wind farm output through the day and across the year;
• prediction of wind farm output for a given wind speed and direction;
• modelling the effect of wind farm curtailment.


Who should attend?

This course will be of interest both to experienced users of WindFarmer, and to users of other software thinking of making a switch. It incorporates “hands-on” exercises with the software.

Equipment

Please bring a laptop computer for the Advanced Use of WindFarmer course. We will show you how to install WindFarmer on to your computer at the start of the day, if required.

PROGRAMME

09:45 Coffee and registration

10:00 Introduction

Using the Association Method
Working with multiple met masts

11:30 Coffee

Choosing the right wake model
Modelling wind farm extensions

13:00 Lunch
Introducing the Flow and Performance Matrix
Power output for a given wind condition
12 x 24 power output table

15:00 Coffee
Curtailment modelling
Q & A Session

16:00 Close

For more information, please contact Andrew Brown: Email training.era@dnvgl.com, Phone Tel: +44 117 972 9718

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