Improved power curve monitoring of wind turbines
artificial neural networks, Performance monitoring, power curve, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, wind turbines
Wind turbine power output monitoring can detect anomalies in turbine performance which have the potential to result in unexpected failure. This study examines common Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition data over a period of 20 months. It is common to have more than 150 signals acquired by Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems, and applying all is neither practical nor useful. Thus, to address the issue, correlation coefficients analysis has been applied in this work to reveal the most influential parameters on wind turbine active power. Then, radial basis function and multilayer perception artificial neural networks are set up, and their performance is compared in two static and dynamic states. The proposed combination of the feature selection method and the dynamic multilayer perception neural network structure has performed well with favorable prediction error levels compared to other methods. Thus, the combination may be a valuable tool for turbine power curve monitoring.
Morshedizadeh, Majid; Kordestani, Mojtaba; Carriveau, Rupp; Ting, David S.K.; and Saif, Mehrdad. (2017). Improved power curve monitoring of wind turbines. Wind Engineering, 41 (4), 260-271.