A review on applications of model predictive control to wind turbines

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

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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
Article number6915220
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950119
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th UKACC International Conference on Control - Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014
Conference number: 10


Conference10th UKACC International Conference on Control
LocationLoughborough University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
SponsorInstitute of Measurement and Control, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, MathWorks, Inc.


  • model predictive control
  • wind turbine


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