Optimal tuning for a classical wind turbine controller

Carlo Tibaldi, Morten Hartvig Hansen, Lars Christian Henriksen

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    Fine tuning of controllers for pitch-torque regulated wind turbines is an opportunity to improve the wind turbine performances and reduce the cost of energy without applying any changes to the design. For this purpose, a method for automatically tune a classical controller based on numerical optimization is developed and tested. To have a better understanding of the problem a parametric analysis of the wind turbine performances due to changes in the controller parameters is rst performed. Thereafter results obtained with the automatic tuning show that is possible to identify a ner controller tuning that improves the wind turbine performances. For the case study selected in this work, a 2% cost of energy reduction is achieved with seven iterations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Torque 2012, The science of making torque from wind
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThe science of Making Torque from Wind 2012: 4th scientific conference - Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
    Duration: 9 Oct 201211 Oct 2012


    ConferenceThe science of Making Torque from Wind 2012
    LocationUniversität Oldenburg
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