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
• the ‘Association Method’ is a technique which
eliminates the errors typically introduced when a wind
speed frequency distribution is approximated to a
• 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
• 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.
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,
Coffee and registration
Using the Association Method
Working with multiple met masts
Choosing the right wake model
Modelling wind farm extensions
Introducing the Flow and Performance Matrix
Power output for a given wind condition
12 x 24 power output table
Q & A Session
For more information, please contact Andrew Brown: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone Tel: +44 117 972 9718