Electrical layout design is, for offshore wind farms (OWF), a complex problem that has a far-reaching impact on both plant cost and reliability. A full optimization of the layout, as opposed to just selecting the most favorable pre-established configuration, is required in order to capture all the potential efficiencies. However, classical optimization methods such as mixed-integer programming (MIP) might not be applicable to large OWFs. This paper describes a novel combination of ordinal optimization (OO) and MIP that is able to deal with large problems in reduced computation times with a statistical optimality guarantee. The algorithm is applied to a real case study taken from Barrow Offshore Wind Farm in the East Irish Sea.
Palabras clave: offshore wind farms; collector system; transmission system; electrical layout; circuit optimization
Wind Energy. Volumen: 18 Numero: 12 Páginas: 2241-2258
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil Scopus: 2.891 - Q1 (2015); 2.938 - Q2 (2017).
Referencia DOI: 10.1002/we.1807
Publicado en papel: Diciembre 2015. Publicado on-line: Octubre 2014.