Wind-plant-controller design

Bart Doekemeijer, Sjoerd Boersma, Jennifer King, Paul Fleming, Jan Willem Van Wingerden

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The non-dispatchable variability of wind power production presents a substantial challenge to electric system operators who are assigned the task of balancing the demand and generation at each moment at the lowest possible cost while maintaining ultra-high system reliability. The economic factor is the key component of this problem since one can always adequately manage variability and maintain reliability if cost is not considered. There are four key components to a forecasting solution that should each be optimized in order to provide maximum value to the end user: (1) high-quality and representative measurement data for input into the forecasting procedure, (2) skillful forecasting models, (3) effective communication of the critical forecast information to automated or manual decision-makers and (4) meaningful assessment of forecast performance to provide users with confidence in using the forecast information for decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWind Energy Modeling and Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationAtmosphere and Plant
EditorsPaul Veers
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9781785615221
ISBN (Print)9781785615214
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Economic factor
  • Economic forecasting
  • Electric system operators
  • Forecast performance assessment
  • Grid operations
  • Nondispatchable variability
  • Power generation economics
  • Power generation reliability
  • Power grids
  • Skillful forecasting models
  • Ultra-high system reliability
  • Wind power
  • Wind power plants
  • Wind power production forecasting


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