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.

  • Fourth wind tunnel test campaign has been accomplished

    During the last two weeks of May 2018, the fourth test campaign at Politecnico di Milano Wind Tunnel has been completed. Two different open-loop wind farm controllers, aimed at increasing the total power output, have been analyzed. The first one is based on a wake......

  • CL-Windcon project team visited NREL in USA to meet their SOWFA specialists

    Thanks to these synergies, the project advances in the management of the superController which allows the control of the wind farm as a hole CL-Windcon partners: CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain), Polimi (Politecnico di Milano) and TU-Delft (Delft University of Technology) have attained......

  • The World’s largest wind industry event: Global Wind Summit

    From 25 to 28 September the world’s largest wind industry event, The Global Wind Summit, will take place in Hamburg This event will bring 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, while the WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters, besides around......

  • CL-Windcon review meeting during TORQUE 2018 Appetizers

    Next June 19th at Politecnico di Milano, the CL-Windcon partners attending the TORQUE 2018 Conference will meet together with the project external advisor (NREL) to review the progress and make a general contents update. The international conference “The Science of Making Torque from the Wind”......

// 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