Understanding what the WindESCo failed anemometer issue check is for
What is the purpose of the turbine issue check?
- The anemometer on a given turbine appears to have failed and is providing unreliable wind speed and direction measurements.
- If the anemometer has failed, the turbine may be incorrectly cutting-in, cutting-out, or yawing non-optimally.
What does this look like?
- The failed anemometer can be identified in several ways, but a clear one is through the yaw misalignment estimate that was previously consistent, but is now deviating from typical behavior
- For WindESCo, this has typically been indicative of a failure or impending failure