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Using forecast information for storm ride-through control

B Barahona, PJ Trombe, CL Vincent, P Pinson, G Giebel, NA Cutululis

European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, EWEC 2013 | Published : 2013

Abstract

Using probabilistic forecast information in control algorithms can improve the performance of wind farms during periods of extreme winds. This work presents a wind farm supervisor control concept that uses probabilistic forecast information to ride-through a storm with softer ramps of power. Wind speed forecasts are generated with a statistical approach (i.e. time series models). The supervisor control is based on a set of logical rules that consider point forecasts and predictive densities to ramp-down the power of the wind farm before the storm hits. The potential of this supervisor control is illustrated with data from the Horns Rev 1 wind farm, located in the North Sea. To conclude, an o..

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