Benefits of Vestas’ HWO: • Enhanced output stability with de-rated energy production beyond standard cutout wind speeds • Increased Annual Energy Production (AEP) by up to 0.8 percent* • Improved component reliability through fewer stop-and-start operations * Turbine and site dependent High Wind Operation (HWO) Enabling extended wind turbine operation to achieve improved output stability, energy production and reliability Vestas’ High Wind Operation (HWO) is an intelligent control feature allowing the wind turbine to continue operating beyond standard cut-out wind speeds. The result is improved output stability, energy production and reliability. Output stability With Vestas’ HWO control feature, the wind turbine will continue operating beyond the standard cut-out wind speed by following a gradual de-rating profile. This is done by intelligently adapting the blade pitch, power generation and rotational speed, thereby performing a condition-dependent derating of the turbine in proportion to actual wind conditions. On wind park level, this means a more gradual reduction of generated power, benefiting grid stability.
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