Project overview:

Impact of Low Level Jets on Atlantic Coast Offshore Wind Farm Performance

Awardee:

GE Research

Started:

Q2, 2020

Technical Challenge Area:

Wind Resource and Site Characterization

Completed:

Q4, 2023

Synopsis:

GE will research the characteristics and impacts of low level jets (LLJs), an atmospheric phenomenon, on wind turbines. LLJs are characterized by a layer of high-shear, high-velocity wind from the ocean surface up to a peak velocity altitude, and therefore can lead to a very different turbine response compared to conventional power-law wind profile

Target Outcomes:

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Expected to benefit stakeholders by improving the ability to predict the complex interactions of LLJs with large wind turbines, leading to better optimized offshore turbine designs and mitigating control strategies

NOWRDC Project Manager

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Program Manager

Project Principle Investigator

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Senior Researcher, CFD/Aero Methods

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