Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Research article
12 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 12 Nov 2020

Integrated wind farm layout and control optimization

Mads M. Pedersen and Gunner C. Larsen

Related authors

Stochastic gradient descent for wind farm optimization
Julian Quick, Pierre-Elouan Rethore, Mads Mølgaard Pedersen, Rafael Valotta Rodrigues, and Mikkel Friis-Møller
Wind Energ. Sci., 8, 1235–1250,,, 2023
Short summary
Speeding up large wind farms layout optimization using gradients, parallelization, and a heuristic algorithm for the initial layout
Rafael Valotta Rodrigues, Mads Mølgaard Pedersen, Jens Peter Schøler, Julian Quick, and Pierre Réthoré
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss.,,, 2023
Preprint under review for WES
Short summary
Gradient-based Wind Farm Layout Optimization With Inclusion And Exclusion Zones
Javier Criado Risco, Rafael Valotta Rodrigues, Mikkel Friis-Møller, Julian Quick, Mads Mølgaard Pedersen, and Pierre-Elouan Réthoré
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss.,,, 2023
Preprint under review for WES
Short summary
More accurate aeroelastic wind-turbine load simulations using detailed inflow information
Mads Mølgaard Pedersen, Torben Juul Larsen, Helge Aagaard Madsen, and Gunner Christian Larsen
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 303–323,,, 2019
Short summary
Free-flow wind speed from a blade-mounted flow sensor
Mads Mølgaard Pedersen, Torben Juul Larsen, Helge Aagaard Madsen, and Søren Juhl Andersen
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 121–138,,, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Control and system identification
Load reduction for wind turbines: an output-constrained, subspace predictive repetitive control approach
Yichao Liu, Riccardo Ferrari, and Jan-Willem van Wingerden
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 523–537,,, 2022
Short summary
A reference open-source controller for fixed and floating offshore wind turbines
Nikhar J. Abbas, Daniel S. Zalkind, Lucy Pao, and Alan Wright
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 53–73,,, 2022
Short summary
Experimental results of wake steering using fixed angles
Paul Fleming, Michael Sinner, Tom Young, Marine Lannic, Jennifer King, Eric Simley, and Bart Doekemeijer
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1521–1531,,, 2021
Short summary
Results from a wake-steering experiment at a commercial wind plant: investigating the wind speed dependence of wake-steering performance
Eric Simley, Paul Fleming, Nicolas Girard, Lucas Alloin, Emma Godefroy, and Thomas Duc
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1427–1453,,, 2021
Short summary
Model-based design of a wave-feedforward control strategy in floating wind turbines
Alessandro Fontanella, Mees Al, Jan-Willem van Wingerden, and Marco Belloli
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 885–901,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Andersen, S. J.: A Comparative Study of the Wake Dynamics during Yaw and Curtailment, Zenodo,, 2019. 
Deshmukh, A. P. and Allison, J. T.: Unrestricted wind Farm Layout Design with Optimal Control Considerations, in: Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6–9, 2017. 
Fathy, H. K., Reyer, J. A., Papalambros, P. Y., and Ulsoy, A. G.: On the coupling between the plant and controller optimization problems, Proceedings of the 2001 American Control Conference. (Cat. No.01CH37148), Arlington, VA, USA, 25–27 June 2001, IEEE, 3, 1864–1869,, 2001. 
Feng, J. and Shen, W. Z.: Solving the wind farm layout optimization problem using random search algorithm, Renew. Energ., 78, 182–192,, 2015. 
Fleming, P. A., Ning, A., Gebraad, P. M. O., and Dykes, K.: Wind plant system engineering through optimization of layout and yaw control, Wind Energy, 19, 329–344,, 2016. 
Short summary
In this paper, the influence of optimal wind farm control and optimal wind farm layout is investigated in terms of power production. The capabilities of the developed optimization platform is demonstrated on the Swedish offshore wind farm, Lillgrund. It shows that the expected annual energy production can be increased by 4 % by integrating the wind farm control into the design of the wind farm layout, which is 1.2 % higher than what is achieved by optimizing the layout only.