Wind Farm management cost optimization
Work Package 5 of AWESOME project focuses on cost effective strategies for wind energy O&M tasks. As a part of this package, our main goals can be stated as follows;
To create a decision making tool for operation and maintenance strategy selection in terms of scheduling, investment type, risk consideration.
To define main input parameters and their metrics for O&M optimization task.
To search for correlation and dependency relationships between input clusters.
To model a dynamical simulation for the wind farms in operation.
To design dynamic simulation which is based on synchronously updating input-output structure.
To make an economical evaluation for wind farm O&M and provision of financial summary parameters.
To establish a new model which includes the effects of crucial factors such as tax, logistics and three layered health conditions for component, turbine and wind farm.
To use non-commercial software environments such as R and nonlinear optimization techniques.
Whole wind farm evaluation will be main target rather than an individual wind turbine. Also cost of electricity which is taken from the grid will be modeled. Instead of weak assumptions such as all failures are repairable (repair condition) or un-repairable (replace condition), we will assess the deterioration level of components.
Dynamical model of insurance costs will be established which is based on life time and failure occurrences of each turbine. Wind direction, wake effects and the seasonality components will be taken into consideration in our power model.
Finally dynamical electricity market, subsidy, investment structure, interest rate changes, varying effects of loan amounts will be analyzed. The model flexibility will be achieved to adapt on the changes of the future policies in economical evaluation such as Green House Gas (GHG) emission tax and GHG trading effects on cost of electricity.
Integration of wind farm management decision tools will be performed with a multi-objective and multidisciplinary optimization perspective.
Compañia Eólica de Tierras Altas (CETASA)
Tentative schedule: Spring – Summer 2016
Loughborough University (LBORO)
Tentative schedule: Spring – Summer 2017
Tautz-Weinert, J, Yürüşen, NY, Melero, JJ and Watson, SJ (2019) Sensitivity study of a wind farm maintenance decision – A performance and revenue analysis, Renewable Energy, 132, pp. 93 – 105, DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.07.110, Full text:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118309066 or [download here]
Reder M, Yurusen NY, Melero JJ (2018) Data-driven learning framework for associating weather conditions and wind turbine failures, Reliability Engineering and System Safety 169 pp. 554–569, ISSN: 09518320, DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2017.10.004, Full text: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0951832017300832?via%3Dihub
Yurusen, NY, Tautz-Weinert J, Watson SJ, Melero JJ (2017) The Financial Benefits of Various Catastrophic Failure Prevention Strategies in a Wind Farm: Two market studies (UK-Spain), Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 926, 012014, DOI: 1088/1742-6596/926/1/012014. Full text: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/926/1/012014
Yurusen NY, Reder M, Melero JJ (2017) Failure Event Definitions & their Effects on Survival and Risk Analysis of Wind Turbines, Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1201/9781315210469-93.
Yurusen, N. Y., & Melero, J. J. (2016, September). Probability density function selection based on the characteristics of wind speed data. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 753, No. 3, p. 032067). IOP Publishing. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032067 Full text: http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/753/3/03206
Yurusen, N. Y., & Melero, J. J. (2016) .Importance Ranking for Revenue of A Wind Farm Case Study: Spain. In WindEurope Summit 2016, Hamburg. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25395.22567. Poster: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308720673_Importance_Ranking_for_Revenue_of_A_Wind_Farm_Case_Study_Spain
Yurusen, N. Y., & Melero, J. J. (2016) . Probability density function selection based on the characteristics of wind speed data. The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), Munich. Poster: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308898478_Probability_density_function_selection_based_on_the_characteristics_of_wind_speed_data
Nurseda Yildirim Yurusen
Bachelor: Mechanical Engineer
MSc: Wind Power Project Management
MSc: Energy Engineer
Julio J. Melero
Host Institution: Circe