Analysis of Axial-Induction-Based Wind Plant Control using an Engineering and a High-Order Wind Plant Model

Pieter Gebraad, Paul Fleming, Jennifer Annoni, Jan-Willem Wingerden, Andrew Scholbrock

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Abstract

Wind turbines are typically operated to maximize their performance without considering the impact of wake effects on nearby turbines. Wind plant control concepts aim to increase overall wind plant performance by coordinating the operation of the turbines. This paper focuses on axial-induction-based wind plant control techniques, in which the generator torque or blade pitch degrees of freedom of the wind turbines are adjusted. The paper addresses discrepancies between a high-order wind plant model and an engineering wind plant model. Changes in the engineering model are proposed to better capture the effects of axial-induction-based control shown in the high-order model.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1135-1150
Number of pages16
JournalWind Energy
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-63908

Keywords

  • wind plant control
  • wind turbine control
  • wind turbine wakes

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