Wind farm control - part I: a review on control system concepts and structures

Leif Erik Andersson, Olimpo Anaya-Lara, John Olav Tande, Karl Otto Merz, Lars Imsland

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Wind farm control design is a recently new area of research that has rapidly become a key enabler for the development of large wind farm projects and their safe and efficient connection to the power grid. A comprehensive review of the intense research conducted in this area over the last 10 years is presented. Part I reviews control system concepts and structures and classifies them depending on their main objective (i.e. to maximise power production or to provide grid services. The work and key findings in each paper are discussed in detail with particular emphasis on the turbine side. Additionally, the review contributes to the existing reviews on the area by providing an elegant classification between model testing and control approaches. Areas where significant work is still needed are also discussed. In Part II, a thorough review on aerodynamic wind farm models for control design purposes is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2085-2108
Number of pages24
JournalIET Renewable Power Generation
Issue number10
Early online date20 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2021


  • wind farms
  • wind farm controller
  • energy production management


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