Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) wind farm is situated in North Dakota, USA. It was completed in 2009 and is owned by NextEra Energy, Otter Tail Power Co..
It is near Steele and Griggs Counties.
See below for data.
Generally speaking, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
A perfect destination for a project like Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum chance of abrupt powerful bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaSteele and Griggs Counties.
Before building, Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been important to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Winds around Steele and Griggs Counties are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits speedier at greater altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most remarkable near the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is altered by landscape, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds increasing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This North Dakotas wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, increases the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this is not always the situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric current is elevated in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Ashtabula 2 (Luverne) wind farm
- Name: Ashtabula 2 (Luverne)
- Wind turbine Supplier: General Electric, Model: XLE-1.5MW, Units: 113,
- Country: USA
- Developer: NextEra Energy, Otter Tail Power Co.
- State: North Dakota
- City: Steele and Griggs Counties
- Owner: NextEra Energy, Otter Tail Power Co.