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FLORIS: FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State

FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) is a wind plant optimization tool developed by NREL and the Delft University of Technology.

NREL's capabilities in wind farm control span the process of designing, implementing, and validating wind farm controllers.

FLORIS enables existing wind energy facilities to improve productivity and future projects to maximize profits by optimizing flow control strategies like wake steering.

The open-source FLORIS platform is available for download and collaborative development. In addition, NREL's flow control experts are accessible to academia, manufacturers, developers, and small businesses through multiple partnering formats.

FLORIS tool simulation

Design

NREL uses the FLORIS tool to help our partners develop site-specific, optimized flow control strategies that increase productivity.

FLORIS tool simulation

Implementation

NREL's real-time wind farm control strategies enable entire plants to adjust to changing wind directions and other conditions via data sharing among turbines.

FLORIS tool simulation

Validation

Our performance analysis capabilities demonstrate the impacts of implementing controls and identify potential areas for improvement.

Contact

Paul Fleming

Research Program manager

paul.fleming@nrel.gov