Active power control of waked wind farms

Jan Willem van Wingerden, Lucy Pao, Jacob Aho, Paul Fleming

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Abstract

Active power control can be used to balance the total power generated by wind farms with the power consumed on the electricity grid. With the increasing penetration levels of wind energy, there is an increasing need for this ancillary service. In this paper, we show that the tracking of a certain power reference signal provided by the transmission system operator can be significantly improved by using feedback control at the wind farm level. We propose a simple feedback control law that significantly improves the tracking behavior of the total power output of the farm, resulting in higher performance scores. The effectiveness of the proposed feedback controller is demonstrated using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations of a small wind farm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC-PapersOnLine
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings 20th IFAC World Congress
EditorsD Dochian, D Henrion, D Peaucelle
Place of PublicationLaxenburg, Austria
PublisherElsevier
Pages4484-4491
Volume50-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2017 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
Conference number: 20
https://www.ifac2017.org

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
PublisherIFAC-Elsevier
Number1
Volume50
ISSN (Print)2405-8963

Conference

Conference20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2017
Abbreviated titleIFAC 2017
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period9/07/1714/07/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • analysis
  • control in deregulated power systems
  • control of renewable energy resources
  • control system design
  • wind energy
  • Wind farm control

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