Towards integrated wind farm control: interfacing farm flow and power plant controls

Konstanze Kölle*, Tuhfe Göçmen, Paula B. Garcia‐Rosa, Vlaho Petrović, Irene Eguinoa, Til Kristian Vrana, Qian Long, Vasilis Pettas, Abhinav Anand, Thanasis K. Barlas, Nicolaos Cutululis, Andreas Manjock, John Olav Tande, Renzo Ruisi, Ervin Bossanyi

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Concepts for control of wind farms can be clustered into two distinct concepts, namely wind power plant control and wind farm flow control. Wind power plant control is concerned with the connection to the power system, compliance with grid codes and provision of power system services. This comprises the traditional way of operating a wind farm without consideration of aerodynamic turbine interaction. However, flow phenomena like wake effects can have a large impact on the overall performance of the wind farm. Wind farm flow control considers such aerodynamic phenomena in the wind farm operation. It can be viewed as a new feature that shall be integrated with the existing control functions. The interaction of these different control concepts is discussed in this article, leading to an identification of the challenges whose solutions will contribute to a successful integration of electrical system and aerodynamic aspects of wind farm control.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere105
JournalAdvanced Control for Applications: Engineering and Industrial Systems
Issue number2
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Wind farm control
  • Wind farm flow control
  • Wind power plant control
  • Wake control
  • Active power reserves
  • Power system services


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