EERA JP Wind – The future of wind farm design

When: Wednesday 18 November, 10:30 – 13:00
Where: EWEA Annual Event in Paris

This workshop sets out to present the audience with concrete, ready-to-apply results of the EERA-DTOC project and first results and goals of the EERA-IRPWind programme.

The DTOC (Design Tool for Offshore wind farm Cluster) project has resulted in a spin-off software called Wind & Economy that optimises wind farm design for cost of energy, taking into account the wind climate of clustering wind farms, wake information and grid design considerations. This session will show you how to use this tool for your wind farm planning.

The IRPWind (Integrated Research Programme Wind) aims to reduce the time to market of research and development efforts through efficient cooperation. The key topic is integration. In 3 sessions, we present and discuss open data sharing in wind energy, how forecasting will change the future energy market, and how the research community can help kick-start your R&D initiatives, both financially and content-wise.

EERA DTOC and IRPWIND are part of the research activity of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme Wind (EERA JP Wind) that promotes cooperation in wind research between 41 European research institutes.

The agenda is available HERE.

Please register HERE.




Within the context of EWEA OFFSHORE 2015, EERA-DTOC has presented the result of its research: the "Wind & Economy" design tool that addresses some of the big challenges of planning offshore wind farm clusters.

Wind & Economy allows wind farm developers to comprehensively model the large scale effects of large wind farms in order to optimise the wind farm’s layout. A major focus of the tool is on integration of software needed for calculation of annual energy production, estimation of the wind farm losses such as wake deficit, electrical losses among others and also the cost of inter-array and long-distance electrical cables.

Wind & Economy can also help strategic planners in defining areas for new offshore clusters, optimise onshore grid connections, and help simulate ancillary services like power balancing and voltage support from offshore wind farms. 

The event took place on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen and lasted 2 hours. Please consult the detailed programme of the event if you wish to have more information, or feel free to contact the EERA-DTOC partners.  

During the full three days of the Offshore fair, there has been a continuously manned EERA-DTOC stand where the tool has been tested by users. For more information on the software 'Wind & Economy', please contact Dr. Hans-Peter (Igor) Waldl (Overspeed GmbH & Co. KG). 

What has been presented during the final event - findings of the project and presentation of the Wind & Economy software: 

EERA-DTOC has been active during the three days of EWEA Offshore 2015 with other activities, such as poster presentations. DTU, the coordinator, has promoted the project findings with several speakers taking part to the conference sessions. A full list of EERA-DTOC activities during the Offshore fair can be found here (with links to the above-mentioned posters and abstracts).

We also invite you to view the presentations of previous events of EERA-DTOC: