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Atmospheric Flow, Loads and pOwer for Wind energy

Objective

The objective of the FLOW project is to develop new and innovative prediction methods for production statistics and load performance of modern GW-scale and 400-metre tall offshore and onshore wind energy systems. Our project will develop more accurate methods as regards the present state of the art (SOTA) and with high confidence, thereby reducing uncertainties, increasing productivity and grid stability, lowering Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), while establishing an open-source knowledge hub that will benefit the entire renewable energy sector and enable joint optimization between developers and OEMs. To reach these ambitions, FLOW will improve the knowledge of atmospheric flow physics and the interplay between wind farm (microscale) and large-scale (mesoscale) processes such as: wind farm global blockage, farm-farm interaction, and topographic and wake-added turbulence in complex terrain. Based on these principles, FLOW will develop and validate simulation tools that can be readily adopted by industry to lower economic uncertainties and enhance system reliability and power production, with wide economic and societal impacts. The proposed modelling framework will make extensive use of public experimental datasets to validate and train models within a FAIR data hub. The New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) database is the foundation to grow this innovative open-source ecosystem that links experimental data, flow models, and validation datasets for benchmarking and training. Industry adoption will be facilitated through a computationally efficient modular framework that allows scalability in a production environment. FLOW’s industrial partners, comprised of VESTAS, SGRE, GE, and EDF, will verify compliance with operational processes and test the framework using private datasets to extend the validation range and demonstrate the added value of our results at a wide European scale.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 301 250,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 301 250,00

Participants (10)

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 402 187,50
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 402 187,50
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 586 297,50
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 586 297,50
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 669 842,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 669 842,50
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 511 937,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 511 937,50
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 267 712,50
Address
Hedeager 42
8200 Aarhus

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 267 712,50
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 673 720,00
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 673 720,00
DNV DENMARK AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 527 175,00
Address
Tuborg Parkvej 8, 2nd Floor
2900 Hellerup

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 527 175,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 215,00
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 525 215,00
GENERAL ELECTRIC RENOVABLES ESPANA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 356 933,75
Address
Roc Boronat 78
08005 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 356 933,75
INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 172 937,50
Address
Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 567
4450-309 Matosinhos

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 172 937,50