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Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 258–263

First Online: 30 November 2013Received: 27 August 2013Accepted: 08 October 2013


The design of electrical layout is a key element in the offshore wind farm planning. We present a novel electrical layout design optimization method for offshore wind farms in this paper. The proposed method can be used to generate the network model based on fuzzy c-means FCM and binary integer programming BIP methods. It can automatically allocate wind turbines to the nearest substations and obtain the topology structure of cables utilized to connect wind turbines or turbine and substation. The objective of this optimization is to minimize the investment costs of cable connection and the transmission power losses. The results of case study clearly demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed method and showed that it can be used as a reliable tool for electrical layout design of offshore wind farms.

KeywordsElectrical layout Offshore wind farm Collector system Fuzzy c-means clustering Binary integer programming  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Yingying Chen - Zhaoyang Dong - Ke Meng - Fengji Luo - Weifeng Yao - Jing Qiu

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/

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