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.

  • Cl-Windcon supports the COP24 and the EC climate policies

    The CL-WINDCON project supports COP24, a conference that seeks to help in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the slowdown of global warming. The 2018 UN climate change conference (COP24) held in the Polish city of Katowice from 2 to 14 December 2018.......

  • Public deliverables available for download

    Following the aim to disseminate the results of the project and its economic, social and environmental benefits, CL-Windcon public deliverables are going to be available in open access. A dedicated section for project deliverables downloading is already active in this project website as content central hub.......

  • 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......

  • 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......

// CONSORTIUM

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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