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EERA Design Tools for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster

Objective

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) together with some high-impact industry partners addresses the call proposing an integrated and validated design tool combining the state-of-the-art wake, yield and electrical models available in the consortium, as a plug-in architecture with possibility for third party models. To decrease uncertainties around wind farm wake predictions, a small measurement campaign together with the new data available from the industry partners will enable better tuning, and eventually better modelling of the far-field of wind farm wakes. With the large amount of offshore wind farms to be built in the next years, clusters of wind farms will appear at favourable locations, like in the German Bight and Dogger Bank. Large arrays of floating wind farms planned near long-distance grid cables independent of water depth will also start to appear in the next years. The planning and design of these clusters pose new challenges with regards to the siting of the connected wind farms, the design of the interconnecting grid structure and the integration of the large amount of power into the electricity supply systems. The concept of the EERA-DTOC project is to combine this expertise in a common integrated software tool for the optimised design of offshore wind farms and wind farm clusters acting as wind power plants. The only point less well known, due to the lack of good data so far, is the behaviour of the wind farm wake, in particular far-field wake. Therefore, a small measurement campaign is planned and collection of lidar data and high-resolution satellite images to get better data. Key industry actors working as end users of the software will help in the design of the tool, and will afterwards verify the performance of the tool using their own data and test cases.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 583 647
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Ms.)

Participants (22)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 313 439,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 737,50
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 267 600
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
WindEurope
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 844
Address
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dorina Iuga (Ms.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 275 374,50
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magnus Korpås (Dr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 142 800
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joerg Stahlmann (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 131 640
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Dimou (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 869
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 68 280
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 560
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Po Box 1847
47402 Bloomington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bethany Wuensch (Ms.)
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 45 743
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexis Mouche (Dr.)
STATKRAFT DEVELOPMENT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Lilleakerveien 6
0216 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
øyvind Kristiansen (Dr.)
IBERDROLA SA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Plaza De Euskadi 5
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Lozano (Mr.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 131 000
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wei He (Dr.)
OVERSPEED GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 562,50
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 1
26127 Oldenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Peter Waldl (Dr.)
BARD Engineering GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Am Freihafen 1
26725 Emden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Brickwell (Dr.)
HEXICON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 31 000
Address
Varvsvagen 6
74243 Oregrund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stig Anders Ingemar Tunbjer (Mr.)
THE CARBON TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 500
Address
Dorset House 27/45 Stamford Street
SE1 9NT London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ranjit Mene (Mr.)
E.ON SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Carl Gustafs Vag 1
20509 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kristian Höy-Thomsen (Mr.)
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 260
Address
Egg Farm Lane Station Road
WD4 8LR Kings Langley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Stuart (Mr.)
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Calle Menorca 19/13
46023 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Lozano (Mr.)