Wind Farm Monitoring And Control Conference 2014

thursday 5 june

Thursday 5 June

Registration And Refreshments


Chair's Opening Remarks

Professor Xiongwei Liu, Chair of Sustainable Engineering,  University of Cumbria


Coordinating Grid Compliance With Best Energy Generation

  • Increasing functionality for turbines to meet grid requirements
  • How to manage the frequency in a network with lower inertia

  • Deciphering terms in grid code requirements for connection conditions
Konstantinos Pierros, Power Systems Engineer,  ENERCON

Case Study: Extracting Maximum Value From Electricity: Lessons From Belgium

  • Wind Cannibalism: a new reality?
  • Day ahead market vs. unbalance market
  • Assessing the drivers of the electricity price
Kasper Van Lombeek, Energy Market Analyst (ex-Belwind)

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments


Wind Turbine Blade Aeroelasticity Analysis And Instability Control 

  • Wind turbine aeroelastic modelling
  • Nonlinearity of wind turbine blade aeroelasticity

  • Wind turbine blade instability control
Professor Xiongwei Liu, Chair of Sustainable Engineering,  University of Cumbria

Ensuring Long Term Asset Life Through Foundation Monitoring

  • Data Collection from CMS, SCADA and METEO sources
  • Appropriate data infrastructure for monitoring use
  • Data analysis for optimised O&M and life time assessment
  • Statistical analysis and model based analysis
Christof Devriendt, Scientific Coordinator and Gert De Sitter, Monitoring Systems Coordinator,  Offshore Wind Infrastructure Lab

Networking Lunch


Using Remote Services To Improve Production And Turbine Health

  • Using remote services to enhance enrgy production
  • Linking automatic algorithms and people's expertise for best performance and reduced downtimes
  • Solid data as a basis for steering on- and offside operations
Thomas Zedler, Head Of Remote Services,  Nordex

Vertical Integration Of Control Systems

  • Centralising collection of data sets from multiple OEM products
  • Creating communication channels to one system
  • Optimising performance across turbine platforms from a central SCADA system

Dan Klitgaard, Operations Engineer, TRE-FOR Energi


Afternoon Refreshments


An Experimental Facility For Wind Farm Control Testing

  • Scaled wind farm model in large boundary layer wind tunnel
  • Sophisticated wind turbine models with active control and aeroelastic scaling, with reasonable representation of performance and loads
  • Applications: research in wind farm control, wakes, aeroelasticity and loads in wake interference conditions
  • Benefits: fast testing time, low cost, control over testing conditions, accurate measurement of relavant parameters
  • Flexible scenarios: different wind farm configurations, wind conditions, controller algorithms and strategies
Professor Carlo L. Bottasso, Chair For Wind Energy, Technical University of Munich

Chair's Closing Remarks


End Of Forum

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