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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    The European project CL-Windcon (Closed Loop Wind Farm Control), which is coordinated by CENER (National Renewable Energy Center of Spain), has already been running for one year since its launch. Recently, the Technical University of Delft has hosted the 2nd General Meeting of the project......

  • CL-Windcon first Wind Tunnel Test campaigns

    In June and October 2017 the CL-Windcon consortium has conducted the first two test campaigns in the wind tunnel. These testing aimed at characterizing in detail the interaction of multiple wakes shed by two/three wind turbine models provided by the Technical University of Munich. These......

  • CL-Windcon at WindEurope Conference WFCT side event

    CL-Windcon will participate at the workshop organized by the Wind Farm Control Trial project (DemoWind WFCT) as a side event of WindEurope conference in Amsterdam on the 30th November (9:00 – 13:00 room D203). Jan-Willem van Wingerden (TU-Delft) will present lessons learnt from the control......

  • Next European Union Energy Day

    Clean energy solutions for decarbonisation, economic growth and jobs will take place on 16th November in Bonn as part of the COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference. It will cover economic aspects of the clean energy transition, the new initiative on Clean Energy for EU......

// 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