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Advanced integrated supervisory and wind turbine control for optimal operation of large Wind Power Plants

Objective

Cost of energy (COE) is the most important single factor in deployment of renewables in the energy system. Reduction of COE is, among other things, directly related to operational control of Wind Power Plants (WPP) as a whole and the individual wind turbines (WT) within them. In the Total Control project the COE reduction will be pursued by developing and validating advanced integrated WPP/WT control schemes, where all essential interactions between the WPP WT’s are accounted for including both production and load aspects.
Optimal WPP control is traditionally formulated as a one-parameter optimization problem focusing on the WPP production only. However, ultimately the optimal WPP performance should result from a multi objective optimization problem, where the optimal economic performance of a WPP is pursued over the WPP life time, conditioned on external grid demands. This is what Total Control is about.
The suggested integrated WPP/WT control approach seeks the optimal economical WPP revenue – i.e. the optimal economic balance between WPP power production and WPP operational costs. This is done by developing hierarchically coupled WPP and WT control schemes conditioned on a set of superior grid operator demands.
In the WPP control design phase information is only fed from the WPP controller to the individual WT controllers, whereas in on-line operational control available WT and WPP flow field information will be assimilated into the WPP control for optimal system performance. Furthermore, the WPP controller will also make use of current market information (e.g. energy price, demand for ancillary services etc.) as well as information about the state of individual turbines (e.g. current operational state, maintenance requirements and component lifetime consumption) to allow COE objectives to be optimised dynamically.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 637 500

Participants (7)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 626 875
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 068 156,25
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 599 250
Address
One Linear Park Avon Street Temple Quay
BS2 0PS Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Evenemangsgatan 13
169 56 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 567 201,25
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EQUINOR ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)