FarmConners market showcases for wind farm flow control

Konstanze Kölle, Tuhfe Göçmen, Irene Eguinoa, Kaushik Das, Matti Juhani Koivisto, Juan Pablo Murcia Leon, Michael Smailes, Polyneikis Kanellas

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Abstract

Currently, wind farms are operated with the primary control objective to maximise power generation. As the penetration of wind energy rises, this strategy may no longer be feasible, especially if government subsidies are reduced. In such a scenario, wind farm flow control (WFFC) can offer wind farm operators additional flexibility to maximise profits. For example, if electricity prices fall operators could curtail power generation in favour of load reduction strategies. To date, the lack of convincing evidence for the economic case for WFFC has prevented its widespread adoption. This paper addresses this by introducing a set of showcases that researchers within the WFFC community can use to assess the positive impact of their control strategies. These showcases are based on the TotalControl Reference Wind Power Plant with weather simulation data and estimated electricity prices for both 2020 and 2030, provided courtesy of the DTU Balancing Tool Chain. With this data, researchers can evaluate the performance of their control algorithms using an internationally recognised tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Wind Integration Workshop
Number of pages8
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event19th Wind Integration Workshop 2020 - Virtual event
Duration: 11 Nov 202012 Nov 2020

Conference

Conference19th Wind Integration Workshop 2020
CityVirtual event
Period11/11/202012/11/2020

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