Sessions - WindEurope Technology Workshop 2022
Resource Assessment & Analysis of Operating Wind Farms 2022
23-24 June • Brussels


Sponsored Session: Global Blockage Effect - GloBE: Pushing the limits of experimental design

When: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 13:00 - 13:45
Where: River 6 / Sponsor session

Session description

Curious about how the atmosphere and offshore wind farms interact? Want to learn more about the notorious “Global Blockage Effect”? Or do you just want to see how 7 scanning lidars, a floating lidar, a met mast and turbine data from two windfarms are combined to produce a “golden” measurement dataset?

RWE Renewables invites you to 45 minute dedicated session on the GloBE Measurement campaign. We will examine blockage from physics-based, first principles view, and describe how those principles were used to design this unique offshore measurement campaign. We discuss some challenges the technical team faced in reducing the measurement uncertainty to detect the small wind speed differences predicted by global blockage models and identify their sensitivity to different atmospheric conditions.

Session chair

Sam Williams

Offshore Technical Analyst, RWE Renewables


Kester Gunn

Modelling and Analytics Expert, RWE Renewables

Christopher Rodaway

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer, RWE Renewables

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