Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation

Benjamin Biegel, Daria Madjidian, Vedrana Spudic, Anders Rantzer, Jakob Stoustrup

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Abstract

We consider a wind power plant of megawatt wind turbines operating in derated mode. When operating in this mode, the wind power plant controller is free to distribute power set-points to the individual turbines, as long as the total power demand is met. In this work, we design a controller that exploits this freedom to reduce the fatigue on the turbines in the wind power plant. We show that the controller can be designed in a decentralized manner, such that each wind turbine is equipped with a local low-complexity controller relying only on few measurements and little communication.

As a basis for the controller design, a linear wind turbine model is constructed and verified in an operational wind power plant of megawatt turbines. Due to limitations of the wind power plant available for tests, it is not possible to implement the developed controller; instead the final distributed controller is evaluated via simulations using an industrial wind turbine model. The simulations consistently show fatigue reductions in the magnitude of 15 – 20 %.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl Applications (CCA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2013
Pages146 - 151
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1559-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventI E E E International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2013: Part of 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 28 Aug 201330 Aug 2013

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ConferenceI E E E International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2013
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period28/08/201330/08/2013
SeriesI E E E International Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings
ISSN1085-1992

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Biegel, B., Madjidian, D., Spudic, V., Rantzer, A., & Stoustrup, J. (2013). Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation. In Control Applications (CCA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 146 - 151). IEEE. I E E E International Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2013.6662758
Biegel, Benjamin ; Madjidian, Daria ; Spudic, Vedrana ; Rantzer, Anders ; Stoustrup, Jakob. / Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation. Control Applications (CCA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on . IEEE, 2013. pp. 146 - 151 (I E E E International Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings).
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Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation. / Biegel, Benjamin; Madjidian, Daria; Spudic, Vedrana; Rantzer, Anders; Stoustrup, Jakob.

Control Applications (CCA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on . IEEE, 2013. p. 146 - 151 (I E E E International Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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Biegel B, Madjidian D, Spudic V, Rantzer A, Stoustrup J. Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation. In Control Applications (CCA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on . IEEE. 2013. p. 146 - 151. (I E E E International Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2013.6662758