8th European Workshop On Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2016)
5-8 July 2016, Spain, Bilbao
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Wind Turbine Monitoring for Control Versions Comparison
Abstract »The wind is one of the most important sources of energy nowadays. Wind turbine generators (WTGs) have undergone enormous change, with new components and new control strategies being designed to improve their performance. WTG control is the most important component although at the same time it is also the least-known system; it is considered a black box. WTG control strategies are aimed at generating as much power as possible, while keeping the loads in each component below certain limits. If these strategies perform poorly, component life span could be reduced, decreased power production and even WTG collapse. These control strategies are developed by the WTG suppliers who release them as new control versions when a new strategy is implemented or when a failure has been detected in a previous version. In order to understand more about these little-known strategies Iberdrola Renewables has designed a monitoring system for control version comparison. The monitoring system has been designed to collect more information from the WTG, and new sensors have been placed in the blades, drive train and tower in order to compare different control versions. With this new design, Iberdrola Renewables is able to detect any positive or negative impacts on our fleet of these new control versions launched by the suppliers.
AuthorsPerez-Campion, Juan CarlosPerez-Campion, Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos has 18 year experience in wind energy. He began his career with Gamesa Eólica in 1999 working in the Engineering Department as head of the Control and Regulation team. In this role he lead the design and implementation of control strategy for G5X and G8X wind turbines, regulation strategies for substations (Reactive and Voltage wind farms controllers) and he carried out multiple studies to meet the requirements described in the Grid Codes in several countries. In 2006 Juan Carlos joined Iberdrola Renovables in Madrid as head of the Control and Grid Integration team. He has been involved in a variety of projects such as new software control validations designs, wind turbine due diligences in onshore and offshore wind farms, wind energy integration, new Scadas designs, impact of Sub-synchronous resonances in wind farms and monitoring projects in wind turbines. He has leaded projects granted by the European Commission such as Wind on The Grid and Twenties. Currently he is involved in MBA program of the Strathclyde Business School and Comillas University.