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Title: Active Power Control of Waked Wind Farms: Preprint

Abstract

Active power control can be used to balance the total power generated by wind farms with the power consumed on the electricity grid. With the increasing penetration levels of wind energy, there is an increasing need for this ancillary service. In this paper, we show that the tracking of a certain power reference signal provided by the transmission system operator can be significantly improved by using feedback control at the wind farm level. We propose a simple feedback control law that significantly improves the tracking behavior of the total power output of the farm, resulting in higher performance scores. The effectiveness of the proposed feedback controller is demonstrated using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations of a small wind farm.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Delft University of Technology
  3. University of Colorado
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1375687
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-68268
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, 9-14 July 2017, Toulouse, France
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; wind farm control; control of renewable energy resources; analysis and control in deregulated power systems; control system design; wind energy

Citation Formats

Fleming, Paul A, van Wingerden, Jan-Willem, Pao, Lucy, and Aho, Jacob. Active Power Control of Waked Wind Farms: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Fleming, Paul A, van Wingerden, Jan-Willem, Pao, Lucy, & Aho, Jacob. Active Power Control of Waked Wind Farms: Preprint. United States.
Fleming, Paul A, van Wingerden, Jan-Willem, Pao, Lucy, and Aho, Jacob. Tue . "Active Power Control of Waked Wind Farms: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375687.
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abstractNote = {Active power control can be used to balance the total power generated by wind farms with the power consumed on the electricity grid. With the increasing penetration levels of wind energy, there is an increasing need for this ancillary service. In this paper, we show that the tracking of a certain power reference signal provided by the transmission system operator can be significantly improved by using feedback control at the wind farm level. We propose a simple feedback control law that significantly improves the tracking behavior of the total power output of the farm, resulting in higher performance scores. The effectiveness of the proposed feedback controller is demonstrated using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations of a small wind farm.},
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