Distributed Control of Large-Scale Wind Farms

Researchers: Daria Madjidian, Maxim Kristalny, Anders Rantzer in collaboration with project partners from Aalborg University, Technion and Vestas Wind Systems.

Funding: LCCC Linnaeus center

WindmillsThis work was initiatied within Aeolus - a European research project funded by the European Commission under FP7. The goal is to get improved effciency and reduced maintainance costs for wind farms using real-time control and coordination of the wind turbines. Several new control paradigms have been developed, incorporating measurements from spatially distributed sensor devices. Acknowledging modelling uncertainty, the wind resource is dynamically managed in order to optimise specific control objectives.


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Daria Madjidian, Leonid Mirkin, Anders Rantzer: "Optimal Coordination of Homogeneous Agents Subject to Delayed Information Exchange". In 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, December 2014.

Daria Madjidian, Leonid Mirkin: "Distributed Control with Low-Rank Coordination". In The 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Groningen, Netherlands, July 2014.

Daria Madjidian: Low-Rank Distributed Control with Application to Wind Energy. PhD Thesis ISRN LUTFD2/TFRT--ISRN LUTFD2*TFRT--1103--SE, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, June 2014.

Daria Madjidian: "A Decomposition Result in Linear-Quadratic Coordinated Control". In 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

Daria Madjidian, Leonid Mirkin: "Distributed Control with Low-Rank Coordination". IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 1:1, pp. 53–63,2014.

Benjamin Biegel, Daria Madjidian, Vedrana Spudic, Anders Rantzer, Jakob Stoustrup: "Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation". In 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Hyderabad, India , August 2013.

Daria Madjidian, Maxim Kristalny, Anders Rantzer: "Dynamic Power Coordination for Load Reduction in Dispatchable Wind Power Plants". In 2013 European Control Conference, Zürich, Switzerland, July 2013.

Maxim Kristalny, Daria Madjidian, Torben Knudsen: "On Using Wind Speed Preview to Reduce Wind Turbine Tower Oscillations". IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 21:4, pp. 1191–1198,2013.

Maxim Kristalny, Daria Madjidian: "Decentralized Feedforward Control of Wind Farms: Prospects and Open Problems". In 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, December 2011.

Daria Madjidian, Anders Rantzer: "A Stationary Turbine Interaction Model for Control of Wind Farms". In 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy, August 2011.

Daria Madjidian, Karl Mårtensson, Anders Rantzer: "A Distributed Power Coordination Scheme for Fatigue Load Reduction in Wind Farms". In 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, June 2011.

Anders Rantzer: "Dynamic Dual Decomposition for Distributed Control". In Proceedings of American Control Conference, St. Louis, June 2009.