Some wind farms use so-called “wind sector management” regimens trying to deal with turbulence problems generated by wakes from neighboring wind turbines or by a complex terrain. Wind sector management is based on theoretical calculations, in which certain turbines in a wind farm are believed to be affected by turbulence. When the involved wind turbines register these wind directions, the wind sector management program automatically shuts them down for protection. However, theoretical calculations of turbulence situations are not reliable – and for liability reasons likely to be overly cautious – and the existing wind direction sensing equipment on a turbine deciding when to activate the wind sector management program is furthermore inaccurate. Stopping the wind turbines according to the current theoretical wind sector management programs therefore leads to unnecessary power losses from the wind farm due to unnecessary turbine shut-down. ROMO Wind will use the iSpin1-4 product for actual mapping of wind farm turbulence problems to optimally adjust the wind sector management regimen.
Other wind turbine management rules may involve restricting the operation of certain wind turbines during nighttime, or if the entire wind farm is delivering too high output to the grid. This is named “wind farm management”. Based on wind sector and wind farm management specified by the wind turbine supplier, ROMO Wind analyses the existing specifications, and optimizes the wind farm and wind park management systems to improve individual wind turbine availability and power output.