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A copula model of wind turbine performance

Stephen, B. and Galloway, S.J. and McMillan, D. and Hill, D.C. and Infield, D.G. (2011) A copula model of wind turbine performance. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 (2). pp. 965-966. ISSN 0885-8950

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The conventional means of assessing the performance of a wind turbine is through consideration of its power curve which provides the relationship between power output and measured wind speed. In this paper it is shown how the joint probability distribution of power and wind speed can be learned from data, rather than from examination of the implied function of the two variables. Such an approach incorporates measures of uncertainty into performance estimates, allows inter-plant performance comparison, and could be used to simulate plant operation via sampling. A preliminary model is formulated and fitted to operational data as an illustration.

Item type: Article
ID code: 27632
Keywords: data models, energy conversion, joints, monitoring, time series analysis, wind power generation, wind speed, wind turbines, power generation reliability, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing user: Dr Stuart Galloway
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2010 16:17
Last modified: 05 Jan 2016 12:30

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