Power Performance Measurements

Power performance measurements on wind turbines involve measuring the wind speed, the power output and comparing that to the warranted power curve. It can also include measuring temperature and air pressure in order to make corrections for air density.

Measurement of wind turbine power performance with a met mast

For measurements in complex terrain, the met mast is equipped with calibrated anemometers and wind vanes. This is in accordance with the recognized standard IEC 61400-12-1.

Measurement of power performance with LiDAR

Measurement of power performance by LiDAR is not permitted for all sites. But especially in flat terrain it can offer a commercially attractive alternative to measuring with met masts.

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Components of wind measurement for Power Performance Measurements

Standards and Guidelines