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Optimised 2 Mw wind turbines in high wind speed area with smooth grid integration

Objective

Demonstrate the durability, reliability of large scale (2MW) variable speed wind turbines with improved performance (5% increase in electricity output) in a high wind speed area (9.8m/s at hub height), resulting in production costs of 0.041/kWh. Demonstrate innovative conversion of wind generated electricity to ensure reduced negative impacts on the electricity network.

The innovation relates to optimised reactive power control, rapid reaction to wind turbulence and active oscillations and harmonics management. Demonstrate additional increase in electricity production by adjusting re-start wind speed threshold (currently set at 20m/s) following turbine cut-out (at 25m/s) using a fuzzy logic approach incorporating historic wind velocities, gusting data and wind energy forecasting.

Call for proposal

Fifth Energie C
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Coordinator

MIDAS ENERGY LIMITED
Address
Lissarda Industrial Estate
Lissarda, Co. Cork
Ireland

Participants (3)

ELSAM ENGINEERING A/S
Denmark
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
Fredericia
MIDAS
Ireland
Address
Lissarda Industrial Estate
Lissarda, Co. Cork
VESTAS CELTIC WIND TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Po Box 9263 De Machrihanish
Campbeltown, Argyll