“VORKAST“ Research Project

Optimisation of design and operational management for hybrid power plants

and energy storage technologies by means of wind and PV power nowcasting

Funding authority

 

  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)

 

 

Project number

 

  • 0325740

 

 

Partners

 

  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) – Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
  • Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie (SWE) – University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)

 

 

Goal of the project

 

  • Nowcasting of wind power feed-in of individual wind turbines (WT) and of wind farms by combining high temporal resolution long-range lidar measurements at a wind turbine with further meteorological data. The combination of the data and derivation of predictions will be carried out with a state-of-the-art machine learning method (ML). Machine learning methods will also be developed to improve persistence forecasting in order to extend the time domain of the lidar measurements as much as possible.
  • Nowcasting of PV power with high spatial and temporal resolution for regions. This involves on-site measurements with a cloud camera with high temporal resolution (<=1 minute) combined with satellite data (temporal resolution of 15 minutes). Predictions are generated with the help of ML methods.
  • Extension of the P2IONEER model to enable the use of nowcasting: The model is extended to allow the use of nowcasting and is thus developed into a universal tool for the design, optimization and operation of combined renewable energy power plants. The operators and technical interfaces will be adapted in order to automate use of the model as far as possible. The coupling of power and gas grids and the resulting reduced grid loads will be closely investigated.

Duration

 

  • September 2014 - February 2017

 

 

Project coordinator

 

  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) – Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

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