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.

  • Deliverable D4.2: Hardware and infrastructure conditions for energy capture and fatigue improvements

    The deliverable reports the effect of the proposed wind farm control algorithms on the operations of existing wind farms in terms of energy capture, hardware and communication infrastructure and power system compliance. Developed control techniques and their application in existing wind farms are analyzed. The......

  • CL-Windcon at the American Control Conference 2019

    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 systems. In this occasion the event was held in Philadelphia from the 10th to......

  • Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

    The Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) is taking place next week from the 17th to 20th of June, 2019 in Cork (Ireland). This biennial event is organized by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), and was launched at 2015 in order to complement the......

  • The 11th annual SET-Plan conference 2018

    The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) is taking place at Vienna the 20th and 21st of November. With the aim to accelerate delivering EU 2030 and 2050 target, the conference will be analyzing how Research and Innovation will help achieving these objectives.  The conference......

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