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Fast Processing Intelligent Wind Farm Controller for Production Maximisation

Ahmad, Tanvir; Basit, Abdul; Anwar, Juveria; Coupiac, Olivier; Kazemtabrizi, Behzad; Matthews, Peter

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Tanvir Ahmad

Abdul Basit

Juveria Anwar

Olivier Coupiac


A practical wind farm controller for production maximisation based on coordinated control is presented. The farm controller emphasises computational efficiency without compromising accuracy. The controller combines particle swarm optimisation (PSO) with a turbulence intensity–based Jensen wake model (TI–JM) for exploiting the benefits of either curtailing upstream turbines using coefficient of power ( CP ) or deflecting wakes by applying yaw-offsets for maximising net farm production. Firstly, TI–JM is evaluated using convention control benchmarking WindPRO and real time SCADA data from three operating wind farms. Then the optimised strategies are evaluated using simulations based on TI–JM and PSO. The innovative control strategies can optimise a medium size wind farm, Lillgrund consisting of 48 wind turbines, requiring less than 50 s for a single simulation, increasing farm efficiency up to a maximum of 6% in full wake conditions


Ahmad, T., Basit, A., Anwar, J., Coupiac, O., Kazemtabrizi, B., & Matthews, P. (2019). Fast Processing Intelligent Wind Farm Controller for Production Maximisation. Energies, 12(3), Article 544.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 10, 2019
Publication Date Feb 10, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2019
Journal Energies
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 3
Article Number 544


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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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