S17: Modeling and Control of Offshore Wind Turbines

Paper Submission for S17

SMC2018:S17 submission site (external site)


With the increased worldwide concern about global warming and climate change, renewable energy is regarded as a solution to these problems. Nowadays, wind energy is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy resources. Both onshore and offshore wind turbines have attracted wide attention over the past few decades. However, no physical restriction to make the wind flow turbulent, which causes faster and steadier winds resulting in more energy, less noise pollution, and less negative impacts on the environment are some of the advantages of using offshore wind turbines compared to onshore ones. Although complex design, expensive platforms, long distance cabling, maintenance cost, and some other factors have made its electricity production cost three times higher than onshore wind turbines. Control plays a key role in the wind energy conversion systems and designing robust and stable wind farms.
Wind turbine control enables a better use of the turbine capacity as well as increasing power quality, alleviation of aerodynamic and mechanical loads, which are the major causes for degradation of the system’s life-cycle performance. Therefore, more investigations on modeling, design, simulation, control and implementation methods for offshore power systems are needed.

Session Chairs

Nasser Sadati (sadati@sharif.edu),
Sharif University of Technology, Iran