CL- WINDCON

Cl-Windcon
Project

CL- WINDCON

Closed Loop Wind Farm Control

CL WINDON (Closed Loop Wind Farm  Control) is focus on wind farm control and will put forward a new innovative solutions based on wind farm multi-fidelity dynamic modelling, and open- and closed-loop advanced control algorithms, which will enable the entire wind farm to be treated as a single integrated real-time optimisation problem.  The consortium is made up by 14 partners from 6 countries (Germany, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, UK and Spain); CENER coordinates this consortium in which ZABALA Innovation Consulting also participates. The project is funded by Horizon2020 Programme and will last until October of 2019.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 727477

 

14
PARTNERS
36
MONTHS
€ 4.9M
TOTAL COST
6
COUNTRIES
Cl-Windcon

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Project: 
CL-WINDCON
Programme: 
HORIZON 2020
Period: 
2016-2019
Sector: 
RENEWABLE ENERGIES
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The Challenge: 

The main objective for CL-Windcon is to carry out the advanced control for a wind farm in an integrated way, simultaneously improving the efficiency and reliability, therefore reducing the cost of energy. Another challenge consists in the application of the new solutions developed to existing and newly-designed farms.

 

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Solutions: 
In order to achieve its goals, CL-Windcon will enhance the understanding and modelling of the flow dynamics inside the wind farm, how wind turbines modify this flow by generating wakes, and are also affected by the perturbed flow. The knowledge and tools developed will be used to design and virtually test with a reasonable computational effort advanced open and closed-loop control concepts for wind farm optimization. CL-Windcon will also perform a deep feasibility assessment at wind turbine and wind farm operation level from different perspectives: technological, O&M, reliability, economic, environmental and standards.
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Impacts: 

It is expected that the project will reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs, improving turbine and farm-level reliability and availability.In this way, the project will contribute to the policies of the European Union that face scenarios such as energy efficiency, decarbonisation, climate change or the promotion of industries with high innovation potential that create skilled jobs.

 

“The project will address advanced modeling, open- and closed-loop control algorithms at a farm level, by treating the entire wind farm as a comprehensive real-time optimization problem”
Javier González.
RD+I CONSULTANT AND PROJECT COORDINATOR OF CL-WINDCON AT ZABALA