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Closed Loop Wind Farm Control

Objective

Current practice in wind turbines operation is that every turbine has its own controller that optimizes its own performance in terms of energy capture and loading. This way of operating wind farms means that each wind turbine operates based only on the available information on its own measurements. This gets the wind farm to operate in a non-optimum way, since wind turbines are not operating as players of a major system.
The major reasons for this non-optimum approach of wind farms operation are based on the lack of knowledge and tools which can model the dynamics of the flow inside the wind farm, how wind turbines modifies this flow, and how the wind turbines are affected by the perturbed flow. In addition, this lack of tools deals to also a lack of advanced control solutions, because there are not any available tool which can help on developing and testing virtually advanced control concepts for wind farms.
CL-WINDCON will bring up with new innovative solutions based on wind farm open and closed loop advanced control algorithms which will enable to treat the entire wind farm as a unique integrated optimization problem. This will be possible thanks to the development of appropriate dynamic tools for wind farm simulation, at a reasonable computing effort. These tools for wind farm dynamic modelling of wind farm models will be fully open source at the end of the project, while control algorithms will be extensively validated simulations, in wind tunnel tests. Some open loop validations will be performed at wind farm level tests.
Proposed control algorithms, useful for future but also for already existing wind farms. Then these will improve the LCOE, as well as the O&M costs will decrease, and improves in terms of reliability the wind turbine and wind farm. These performance improvements will be evaluated for both, wind turbine operation and wind farm operation.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CENER
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31621 Sarriguren
Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 655 296,25

Participants (15)

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 350
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 125
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMBOLL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 272 487,50
Address
Juergen-toepfer-strasse 48
22763 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 839,20
Address
One Linear Park Avon Street Temple Quay
BS2 0PS Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 093,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 562,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 478,75
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 113 431,78
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 875
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 000
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 284 034,29
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QI ENERGY ASSESSMENT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 510
Address
C/santa Engracia 120/1/1B
28003 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UL INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 590 520,25
Address
Ebertstrasse 96
26382 Wilhelmshaven
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 277 818,23
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations