Output Power Correlation Between Adjacent Wind Power Plants*

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Yih-huei Wan, Michael Milligan

Brian Parsons

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401, USA

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(4), 551-555 (Nov 26, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1626127 History: Received February 24, 2003; Revised July 15, 2003; Online November 26, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Wind farms
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Daily outputs of Lake Benton II and Storm Lake
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Weekly output power example
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Cross correlation between Lake Benton II and Storm Lake
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Average hourly wind speed for a 96-h period
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Power spectrum densities from individual and combined wind power plant outputs



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