Atmospheric Scientist , RWE Renewables
BiographySam is responsible for innovation within Offshore Resource Assessment at RWE Renewables. He specialises in numerical modelling of wind farms across the scales: from individual wakes (wind speed deficits) between turbines, through wind farm level effects, to weather prediction across entire regions. He uses these models to identify risks and opportunities within the Offshore industry, allowing him to contribute to designing and optimising the wind farms of the future. Additionally, Sam is responsible for transferring learnings on yield from RWE's floating demonstration projects: TetraSpar and DemoSATH. Sam has a background in atmospheric fluid dynamics, with a PhD from the University of Leeds on the descent and near-surface evolution of idealised thunderstorms.
- Resource assessment: modelling
Is there enough wind for net zero? Atmospheric challenges for Offshore wind: farm-to-farm wakes, cluster interactions and a changing climate.