New method for estimating CF of pitch-regulated wind turbines

M. H. Albadi*, E. F. El-Saadany

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This paper presents a new formulation for wind turbine capacity factor (CF) estimation using wind speed characteristics at any site and the power performance curve parameters of any pitch-regulated wind turbine. Compared to the existing model, the proposed formulation is simpler and results inmoreaccurate CF estimation. The accuracy of the proposed model is verified using measured data from an existing wind farm. Four illustrative case studies and parameter sensitivity analysis are presented to test the effectiveness of the model in turbine-site matching applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1188
Number of pages7
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010


  • Capacity factor
  • Turbine-site matching
  • Weibull distribution
  • Wind turbines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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