Ervin Bossanyi

Senior Principal Researcher, DNV GL


Ervin Bossanyi has a physics degree and a PhD in energy economics, and has been working on many aspects of wind energy in the academic, industrial and consultancy sectors since 1978. Main contributions include development of advanced control concepts for commercial wind turbines, including individual pitch control and LiDAR, original development of the variable slip generator, detailed simulation modelling including development of the widely-used Bladed code, grid integration of renewables, and turbulence modelling. He is now senior principal researcher in renewables at consultants DNV GL, with a current focus on wind farm modelling and control. He was awarded the 2014 Scientific Award by the European Academy of Wind Energy, and has an honorary visiting professorship at Bristol University.


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