Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1551–1566, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1551–1566, 2020
Research article
12 Nov 2020
Research article | 12 Nov 2020

Integrated wind farm layout and control optimization

Mads M. Pedersen and Gunner C. Larsen

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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.