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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 19th Wind Integration Workshop|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||19th Wind Integration Workshop 2020 - Virtual event|
Duration: 11 Nov 2020 → 12 Nov 2020
|Conference||19th Wind Integration Workshop 2020|
|Period||11/11/2020 → 12/11/2020|