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Title: Expert Elicitation on Wind Farm Control

Abstract

Wind farm control is an active and growing field of research in which the control actions of individual turbines in a farm are coordinated, accounting for inter-turbine aerodynamic interaction, to improve the overall performance of the wind farm and to reduce costs. The primary objectives of wind farm control include increasing power production, reducing turbine loads, and providing electricity grid support services. Additional objectives include improving reliability or reducing external impacts to the environment and communities. In 2019, a European research project (FarmConners) was started with the main goal of providing an overview of the state-of-the-art in wind farm control, identifying consensus of research findings, data sets, and best practices, providing a summary of the main research challenges, and establishing a roadmap on how to address these challenges. Complementary to the FarmConners project, an IEA Wind Topical Expert Meeting (TEM) and two rounds of surveys among experts were performed. From these events we can clearly identify an interest in more public validation campaigns. Additionally, a deeper understanding of the mechanical loads and the uncertainties concerning the effectiveness of wind farm control are considered two major research gaps.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [3]
  1. Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Technical Univ. of Denmark, Roskilde (Denmark)
  4. CENER, Sarriguren (Spain)
  5. Technical Univ. of Munich (Germany)
  6. Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Heverlee (Belgium)
  7. Sowento, Stuttgart (Germany)
  8. SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim (Norway)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Wind Energy Technologies Office; European Union (EU); Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
OSTI Identifier:
1665802
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5000-76874
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; MainId:10518;UUID:77b51a4a-ac82-479b-adbb-1eda28f1b812;MainAdminID:15185
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308; 857844; 17512
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1618; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; expert elicitation; IEA; wind farm control

Citation Formats

van Wingerden, J. W., Fleming, P. A., Göçmen, T., Eguinoa, I., Doekemeijer, B. M., Dykes, K., Lawson, M., Simley, E., King, J., Astrain, D., Iribas, M., Bottasso, C. L., Meyers, J., Raach, S., Kölle, K., and Giebel, G.. Expert Elicitation on Wind Farm Control. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1618/2/022025.
van Wingerden, J. W., Fleming, P. A., Göçmen, T., Eguinoa, I., Doekemeijer, B. M., Dykes, K., Lawson, M., Simley, E., King, J., Astrain, D., Iribas, M., Bottasso, C. L., Meyers, J., Raach, S., Kölle, K., & Giebel, G.. Expert Elicitation on Wind Farm Control. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1618/2/022025
van Wingerden, J. W., Fleming, P. A., Göçmen, T., Eguinoa, I., Doekemeijer, B. M., Dykes, K., Lawson, M., Simley, E., King, J., Astrain, D., Iribas, M., Bottasso, C. L., Meyers, J., Raach, S., Kölle, K., and Giebel, G.. Tue . "Expert Elicitation on Wind Farm Control". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1618/2/022025. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1665802.
@article{osti_1665802,
title = {Expert Elicitation on Wind Farm Control},
author = {van Wingerden, J. W. and Fleming, P. A. and Göçmen, T. and Eguinoa, I. and Doekemeijer, B. M. and Dykes, K. and Lawson, M. and Simley, E. and King, J. and Astrain, D. and Iribas, M. and Bottasso, C. L. and Meyers, J. and Raach, S. and Kölle, K. and Giebel, G.},
abstractNote = {Wind farm control is an active and growing field of research in which the control actions of individual turbines in a farm are coordinated, accounting for inter-turbine aerodynamic interaction, to improve the overall performance of the wind farm and to reduce costs. The primary objectives of wind farm control include increasing power production, reducing turbine loads, and providing electricity grid support services. Additional objectives include improving reliability or reducing external impacts to the environment and communities. In 2019, a European research project (FarmConners) was started with the main goal of providing an overview of the state-of-the-art in wind farm control, identifying consensus of research findings, data sets, and best practices, providing a summary of the main research challenges, and establishing a roadmap on how to address these challenges. Complementary to the FarmConners project, an IEA Wind Topical Expert Meeting (TEM) and two rounds of surveys among experts were performed. From these events we can clearly identify an interest in more public validation campaigns. Additionally, a deeper understanding of the mechanical loads and the uncertainties concerning the effectiveness of wind farm control are considered two major research gaps.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1618/2/022025},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = ,
volume = 1618,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Affiliation of the participants for the two rounds of WFC surveys

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