Wind Turbine: Controller Tuning

automating the tuning process

Problem: Wind turbines often run 8 or more PID loops, and many of them have strong interactions. This causes manual tuning to give sub-optimal results.
Solution: An automatic tuning tool which optimizes all the controller parameters w.r.t. the loads, and the power.
Result: The time required to fully optimize the control loops is reduced from two weeks to just two days.

Customer: ECN

ECN develops new technology and conducts pioneering research in various ways into innovative solutions to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy management. DotX has assisted ECN in the research project SUSCON (=Sustained Control). This project focussed on developing new control concepts for Individual Pitch Control (IPC), handling Extreme Events (wind gusts), improved modelling by identification, … Read more

Customer: 2B-Energy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2-B Energy has introduced an innovative offshore wind power plant concept aimed at a significant lower Cost of Energy than competitors, and intends to commericialise this concept worldwide. Some of the differences with conventional wind turbines are: it is two bladed, it is downwind (the blades are downstream of the tower), it has a lattice … Read more

Customer: EWT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EWT is a global designer and producer of utility standard high performance gearless wind turbines of 250kW, 500kW to 1MW. DotX has been involved in the development of new EWT wind turbine types since 2014. EWT has acquired the source code of the DotX Wind Turbine Controller.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2539″][/vc_column][/vc_row]