WindSOCK – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Technology Description

A primary challenge in lowering the cost of wind energy is uncertainty in the wind during real-time operations. Our technology facilitates high levels of wind energy penetration by making wind plants more predictable. The Wind Stochastic Optimal Control Kit (WindSOCK) combines plant-level control strategies with data-driven forecasting, energy storage, and optimization to help operators make more informed decisions when bidding into energy markets, planning maintenance, and using energy storage.