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Using forecast information for storm ride-through control

  • Barahona Garzón, Braulio
  • Trombe, Pierre-Julien
  • Vincent, Claire Louise
  • Pinson, Pierre
  • Giebel, Gregor
  • Cutululis, Nicolaos Antonio
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Online Research Database In Technology
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Using probabilistic forecast information in control algorithms can improve the performance of wind farms during periods of extreme winds. This work presents a wind farm supervisor control concept that uses probabilistic forecast information to ride-through a storm with softer ramps of power. Wind speed forecasts are generated with a statistical approach (i.e. time series models). The supervisor control is based on a set of logical rules that consider point forecasts and predictive densities to ramp-down the power of the wind farm before the storm hits. The potential of this supervisor control is illustrated with data from the Horns Rev 1 wind farm, located in the North Sea. To conclude, an overview of ongoing and future research in the [email protected] experiment is given. This experiment aims at improving offshore wind power predictability and controllability through the increased use of meteorological information, and particularly weather radar images.


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