Wind farm optimization

Yousefbeigi, Sogand
In this thesis, a mixed integer linear program is used to formulate the optimization process of a wind farm. As a start point, a grid was superimposed into the wind farm, in which grid points represent possible wind turbine locations. During the optimization process, proximity and wind interference between wind turbines were considered in order to found the power loss of the wind farm. Power loss was analyzed by using wind interference coefficient, which is a function of wind intensity interference factor (WIIF), weibull distribution and power of the wind turbines. Two different programs; Genetic Algorithm and Lingo, were used to solve the MILP optimization formula and results were compared for different cases in the conclusion part.
Citation Formats
S. Yousefbeigi, “Wind farm optimization,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.