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 D1.2: Description of the reference and the control-oriented wind farm models

    The objective of this deliverable was to present, in a complete and mathematical manner, the various wind farm models used and extended within the CL-Windcon project. On a lower-fidelity scale, this includes control-oriented surrogate models, which are lightweight and can be used in real time......

  • Poul la Cour Prize 2019

    Awarding a major contribution to wind energy in Europe You can nominate your candidate for the Poul la Cour Prize. This biennial award is a cooperative effort between WindEurope and the Poul la Cour Foundation. Candidates must had contributed to a unique and lasting improvement......

  • 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......

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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