CL-Windcon will address multi-fidelity dynamic modelling and open and closed-loop advanced control algorithms at a farm level by treating the entire wind farm as a comprehensive real-time optimization problem

// OBJECTIVES

01

Technical & Technological

Development of new control algorithms that treat the entire wind plant as a holistic controls optimization problem. To optimize energy capture for individual assets with the wind turbine-centric controls. To develop a better understanding of the wind flow resource, and its dynamics between wind turbines.

02

Economic

To evaluate how the novel control algorithms impact the reliability of the wind farm optimizing the operation and maintenance costs, hence easing the deployment of renewable wind energy within the energy mix and accelerating its roll-out. To evaluate the total economic worth of the new wind farm control algorithms maximizing the potential payoffs coming from the new technology and contributing to the European Security of Supply.

03

Environmental

To evaluate the overall value chain of the new control strategy through a Life Cycle Assessment, including supplies, production, distribution, use and disposal as well as all intervening transportation steps necessary or caused by the equipment’s existence. This is especially relevant in case of modifications of existing wind farms.

04

Social

Creation of green business opportunities and jobs, fostering the European competitiveness and increasing the public acceptance of wind energy. To improve design norms affecting the loads and power performance of individual wind turbines by integrating new designs of the wind farm and the individual wind turbines.

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    Wind energy is playing an important role in the environment protection through the production of clean, renewable energy. But in addition, the wind industry is also committed in wild life conservation by finding ways to minimize potential impacts from wind parks operation. One of the......

  • CL-Windcon at ACC 2018

    This week some CL-Windcon partners have flown to Milwaukee to attend the ACC 2018. The American Control Conference (ACC) is an annual 3-day meeting that brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in all areas related to the engineering and science of control......

  • 10th Conference of the Frame Program for Investigation and Innovation of the European Union in Spain

    CL-Windcon will be present in the H2020 poster session The 10th Frame Program of Investigation and Innovation of the European Union in Spain will be held next November 20th at Toledo. The objective of this conference is to analyze Spain participation at H2020 with the aim......

  • EUSEW 2019 info session

    Register for the EUSEW 2019 info session taking place next 15 November A preparatory info session about EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019 will take place on 15 November (from 9:00 to 12:30) at the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.......

// CONSORTIUM

GEGE
ENEL Green PowerENEL Green Power
RambollRamboll
DNV-GLDNV-GL
TudelftTudelft
University of StuttgartUniversity of Stuttgart
Technical University of MunichTechnical University of Munich
ECNECN
Politécnico Milano 1863Politécnico Milano 1863
IK4 IkerlanIK4 Ikerlan
Aalborg UniversityAalborg University
QiEurope Technology to MarketQiEurope Technology to Market
UldewiUldewi
Zabala Innovation ConsultingZabala Innovation Consulting