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Towards integrated wind farm control: Interfacing farm flow and power plant controls

Abstract

Concepts for control of wind farms (WFs) can be clustered into two distinct concepts, namely, wind power plant control (WPPC) and wind farm flow control (WFFC). WPPC is concerned with the connection to the power system, compliance with grid codes, and provision of power system services. This comprises the traditional way of operating a WF without consideration of aerodynamic turbine interaction. However, flow phenomena like wake effects can have a large impact on the overall performance of the WF. WFFC considers such aerodynamic phenomena in the WF operation. It can be viewed as a new feature that shall be integrated with the existing control functions. The interaction of these different control concepts is discussed in this article, leading to an identification of the challenges whose solutions will contribute to a successful integration of electrical system and aerodynamic aspects of WF control.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • EC/H2020 / 857844
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 321954

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
  • Spain
  • University of Stuttgart
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Year

2022

Published in

Advanced Control for Applications

ISSN

2578-0727

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