21 Aug 2023
 | 21 Aug 2023
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal WES.

Hyperparameter tuning framework for calibrating analytical wake models using SCADA data of an offshore wind farm applied on FLORIS

Diederik van Binsbergen, Pieter-Jan Daems, Timothy Verstraeten, Amir Nejad, and Jan Helsen

Abstract. Calibrating analytical wake models for wind farm yield assessment and wind farm flow control presents significant challenges. This study provides a robust methodology for the calibration of the velocity deficit parameters of an analytical wake model. Initially, a sensitivity analysis of wake parameters of the Gauss-Curl Hybrid model and their linear correlation is conducted, followed by a calibration using SCADA data and a Tree-Structured Parzen Estimator. Results show that the tuning parameters that are multiplied with the turbine-specific turbulence intensity pose higher sensitivity than tuning parameters not giving weight to the turbulence intensity. It is also observed that the optimization converges with a higher residual error when inflow wind conditions are affected by neighbouring wind farms. The significance of this effect becomes apparent when the energy yield of turbines situated in close proximity to nearby wind farms is compared. Sensitive parameters show strong convergence, while parameters with low sensitivity show significant variance after optimization. The study also observes coastal influences on the calibrated results, resulting in faster wake recovery, compared to wind from sea.

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Short summary
Wind farm yield assessment often relies on analytical wake models. Calibrating these models can be challenging, due to the stochastic nature of wind. We developed a calibration framework that performs a multi-phase optimization on the tuning parameters using time series data. This yields a parameter distribution that more accurately reflects reality than a single value. Results revealed notable variation in resultant parameter values, influenced by nearby wind farms and coastal effects.