On the Impact of using Mixed Integer Programming Techniques on Real-world Offshore Wind Parks

Martina Fischetti, David Pisinger

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    Abstract

    Wind power is a leading technology in the transition to sustainable energy. Being a new and still more competitive field, it is of major interest to investigate new techniques to solve the design challenges involved. In this paper, we consider optimization of the inter-array cable routing for offshore wind farms, taking power losses into account. Since energy losses in a cable depend on the load (i.e. wind), cable losses are estimated by considering a possibly large number wind scenarios. In order to deal with different wind scenarios efficiently we used a precomputing strategy. The resulting optimization problem considers two objectives: minimizing immediate costs (CAPEX) and minimizing costs due to power losses. This makes it possible to perform various what-if analyses to evaluate the impact of different preferences to CAPEX versus reduction of power losses. Thanks to the close collaboration with a leading energy company, we have been able to report results on a set of real-world instances, based on six existing wind parks, studying the economical impact of considering power losses in the cable routing design phase.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (icores)
    PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
    Publication date2017
    Pages108-118
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise System (ICORES 2017) - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Feb 201725 Feb 2017
    http://www.icores.org/?y=2017

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise System (ICORES 2017)
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period23/02/201725/02/2017
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    Cite this

    Fischetti, M., & Pisinger, D. (2017). On the Impact of using Mixed Integer Programming Techniques on Real-world Offshore Wind Parks. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (icores) (pp. 108-118). SCITEPRESS Digital Library. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006190701080118