Optimized Power Dispatch Strategy for Offshore Wind Farms

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

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Maximizing the power production of offshore wind farms using proper control strategy has become an important issue for wind farm operators. However, the power transmitted to the onshore substation (OS) is not only related to the power production of each wind turbine (WT) but also the power losses which are related to electrical system topology. This paper proposed an optimized power dispatch strategy (OPD) for minimizing the levelized production cost (LPC) of a wind farm. Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is employed to obtain final solution for the optimization problem. Both regular shape and irregular shape wind farm are chosen for the case study. The proposed dispatch strategy is compared with two other control strategies. The simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed strategy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIET Renewable Power Generation
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)399-409
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Optimized power dispatch strategy (OPD)
  • Levelized production cost (LPC)
  • Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)


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