Research News: Wind Farm Operating Strategy Optimization

enercast supports Fraunhofer IEE in project OTELLO – Operational Technical Strategies for Economic Load and Lifetime Optimization for Wind Energy Assets

Since the beginning of the year, Fraunhofer IEE has been conducting research in the OTELLO project on economically optimised short-term operating strategies, enabling wind farms to unlock their full economic potential. The absence or discontinuation of EEG subsidies requires new forward-looking operating schedules that also consider the wear and tear of the turbines with regard to the expected total service life. Among other things, the expected turbulence intensity is of particular concern. If load peaks can be avoided, the service life of a turbine or park will significantly increase.

Stefan Staedler, Head of DevOps at enercast, comments: “We are happy to support project OTELLO as associated partner. We draw on our expertise in analysing historical weather and turbine data which we process with machine learning to produce accurate forecasts for electricity generation from wind turbines and parks. We are convinced that the OTELLO results will be of immediate interest for many of our customers” The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

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