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Optimal power dispatching in offshore wind farms ensuring power reserve for frequency control and load mitigation (PhairywinD)

Units : Department of control engineering and system analysis | ULB809

Description :

This research project is part of the  Belgian PhairywinD project, which aims to develop the current and the future offshore wind
farms in a multi-disciplinary framework. The ability to participate in the frequency regulation and provide ancillary services to
the TSO (Transmission System Operator) is one of the present offshore wind farm challenges. The goal of this research is to further
investigate how wind farms can achieve this goal at best by taking into account wake effects, load mitigation and active power
reserve in the dispatching of the active power set points to the turbines. The control strategy will be based on the following
modules : a module estimating the total power available in the immediate future, a module deducing the plant wide power reserve needed
to ensure proper frequency regulation, and a module performing the optimal power dispatching.  The developed control strategy will
be implemented and validated in simulation using software like and SOWFA. 

List of persons in charge :

  • KINNAERT Michel

  • OUDICH Younes

List of lessors :

  • Autres ministères fédéraux