Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
16 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 16 Jan 2024

Towards real-time optimal control of wind farms using large-eddy simulations

Nick Janssens and Johan Meyers


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2023-84', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2023-84', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Sep 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on wes-2023-84', Nick Janssens, 03 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Nick Janssens on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
EF by Polina Shvedko (06 Oct 2023)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Oct 2023) by Cristina Archer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2023) by Cristina Archer
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2023) by Paul Fleming (Chief editor)
AR by Nick Janssens on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Proper wind farm control may vastly contribute to Europe's plan to go carbon neutral. However, current strategies don't account for turbine–wake interactions affecting power extraction. High-fidelity models (e.g., LES) are needed to accurately model this but are considered too slow in practice. By coarsening the resolution, we were able to design an efficient LES-based controller with real-time potential. This may allow us to bridge the gap towards practical wind farm control in the near future.
Final-revised paper