Optimal Turbine Allocation for Offshore and Onshore Wind Farms

Martina Fischetti, Matteo Fischetti, Michele Monaci

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    Green energy became a topic of great interest in the recent years, as every year the demand for energy is increasing and the old resources, fossil fuels in particular, are pollutant and are becoming scarce. As a result, many countries have ambitious plans regarding green energy production. In particular, lots of money and energy are spent on the optimal design of wind farms, as an efficient use of the available resources is instrumental for their economical success. In the present paper we address the optimization of turbine positions, which is one of the most relevant problems in the design of a wind farm, and propose a heuristic approach based on Mixed-Integer Linear Programming techniques. Computational results on very large scale instances prove the practical viability of the approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptimization in the Real World
    EditorsK. Fujisawa
    Number of pages24
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Electronic)978-4-431-55420-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    SeriesMathematics for Industry


    • Wind farm optimization
    • Heuristics
    • Mixed integer linear programming

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