A review on applications of model predictive control to wind turbines

Wai Hall Lio, J. A. Rossiter, Bryn L. Jones

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Abstract

This paper aims to give an overview of the recent development and benefits of model predictive control in wind turbines and its future potential. For a modern large wind turbine, the main objective of control is to maximise the power production while maintaining the fatigue loads to be minimal. With such multiple objectives, a multivariable system and actuators constraints the popular PI controller may become ineffective or hard to tune whereas MPC provides a systematic approach for designing a multivariable controller incorporating the knowledge of actuator constraints. This paper reviews the wind turbine control problem and in particular gives a survey of the use of model predictive control on wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date1 Oct 2014
Pages673-678
Article number6915220
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2014 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference10th UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period09/07/201411/07/2014
SponsorInstitute of Measurement and Control, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, MathWorks, Inc.

Keywords

  • model predictive control
  • wind turbine

Cite this

Lio, W. H., Rossiter, J. A., & Jones, B. L. (2014). A review on applications of model predictive control to wind turbines. In 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 673-678). [6915220] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915220