The efficient production of green energy plays an import role in modern economies. In this paper we address the optimization of cable connections between turbines in an offshore wind park. Different versions of this problem have been studied recently. In a previous joint project with Vattenfall BA Wind (a global leader in energy production) we have studied and modeled the main constraints arising in practical cases. Building on that model, in the present paper we address new features that have been recently proposed by Vattenfall's experts. Turbines are becoming still more customized, therefore it is important to be able to evaluate the impact of new technologies with a flexible optimization tool. We here show how some new features can effectively be modeled and solved using a Mixed-Integer Linear Programming paradigm. Computational results on a real-world case are briefly presented.
- Network models
- Wind farm optimization
- Mixed-integer linear programming
- Computational analysis