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Title: Analysis of axial-induction-based wind plant control using an engineering and a high-order wind plant model

Wind turbines are typically operated to maximize their performance without considering the impact of wake effects on nearby turbines. Wind plant control concepts aim to increase overall wind plant performance by coordinating the operation of the turbines. This paper focuses on axial-induction-based wind plant control techniques, in which the generator torque or blade pitch degrees of freedom of the wind turbines are adjusted. The paper addresses discrepancies between a high-order wind plant model and an engineering wind plant model. Changes in the engineering model are proposed to better capture the effects of axial-induction-based control shown in the high-order model.
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  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO (United States)
  3. Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1095-4244
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Wind Energy; Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 6
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING wind plant controls; wind turbine controls; wind turbine wakes; wake effects; NREL