Wind farm power control and prediction
Optimal wind farm control requires a model based approach to control. A survey has found some evidence that de-rating turbines has an effect, but it has not been demonstrated convincingly experimentally. As experimental data for wind farm control are very expensive and limited, work will use simulation (SimWindFarm, or SOWFA or similar). Tools will be developed that allow wind control (for sub-sections of the wind farm) to be simulated and compared. Power optimisation is key, but the more advanced topic total fatigue reduction will also be investigated.
The goal is to do relative assessment of LCOE due to different control strategies. The baseline is the reference wind farm and the reference wind farm control.
-Survey of wind farm control—power and fatigue optimization by Torben Knudsen, Thomas Bak and Mikael Svenstrup.