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Andy Scholbrock

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

Andrew.Scholbrock@nrel.gov | 303-384-7181

At the NWTC, Andrew currently works with the two CARTs developing, field-testing, and analyzing advanced control systems. Some of the research performed with the CARTs includes feedforward control algorithms for load mitigation, active power control for grid frequency stabilization, system identification for wind turbine control, and improving wind turbine reliability through controls. In addition to running field test experiments, Andrew coordinates the operation and maintenance of the two CARTs. Prior to joining NREL, Andrew studied computational fluid mechanics, which led him to research in modeling wind plant-level control to minimize wake loss effects.

Education

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado; B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin