Offshore Wind Farm Layout Design Considering Optimized Power Dispatch Strategy

Peng Hou, Weihao Hu, Mohsen N. Soltani, Cong Chen, Baohua Zhang, Zhe Chen

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Offshore wind farm has drawn more and more attention recently due to its higher energy capacity and more freedom to occupy area. However, the investment is higher. In order to make a cost-effective wind farm, the wind farm layout should be optimized. The wake effect is one of the dominant factors leading to energy losses. It is expected that the optimized placement of wind turbines (WT) over a large sea area can lead to the best tradeoff between energy yields and capital investment. This paper proposes a novel way to position offshore WTs for a regular shaped wind farm. In addition to optimizing the direction of wind farm placement and the spacing between WTs, the control strategy’s impact on energy yields is also discussed. Since the problem is non-convex and lots of optimization variables are involved, an evolutionary algorithm, the particle swarm optimization algorithm (PSO), is adopted to find the solution. In order to increase the probability of finding the global optimal solution, the adaptive parameter control strategy is utilized. Simulation results are given to verify the proposed approach and comparison is made with results obtained using other methods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)638-647
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • Optimized power dispatch control strategy
  • Wake effect
  • Optimized placement of wind turbines
  • Direction of wind farm placement
  • Non-convex
  • Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)


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