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EERA Design Tools for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster

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.
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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)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 313 439,50

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 737,50

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 267 600

WindEurope

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 132 844

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 275 374,50

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 142 800

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 131 640

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 115 869

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 68 280

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 73 560

THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY

United States

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 45 743

STATKRAFT DEVELOPMENT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

IBERDROLA SA

Spain

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 131 000

OVERSPEED GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 219 562,50

BARD Engineering GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

HEXICON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 31 000

THE CARBON TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 71 500

E.ON SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 260

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282797

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 997 733

  • EU contribution

    € 2 899 857

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark