Operational performance workshop at EWEA’s wind event in Bilbao



A consortium of six institutes in four countries has been developing a ToolBox for the integrated design and control of clusters of offshore wind farms. The ClusterDesign project is delivering a Toolbox that shall be applied by offshore wind turbine manufacturers and offshore wind energy project developers to optimise the offshore cluster design process.

The ToolBox facilitates finding solutions that meet multiple criteria, primarily reduced costs through reduced loads, but also maximum energy extraction, reduced uncertainty of energy yield predictions, and maximum power system support capability.

The ToolBox combines different offshore wind farm design tools and integrates the intelligent control of offshore wind farm clusters at the planning stage. The design tools assist wind farm developers and manufacturers in designing cost effective wind farm and cluster topologies, electrical connection configurations and topologies, as well as wind turbine and wind farm control strategies.

The topics of the workshop will be as follows:

  • Wake modelling
  • Electrical modelling
  • Loads modelling
  • Cluster control & Integrated operation
  • Integrated design

A detailed program will be announced.


Friday 15th of April 2016


15:00-18:00 (after the EWEA Technology workshop)


EWEA Technology Workshop: Analysis of Operating Wind Farms, 14-15 April 2016, Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, Spain, (room 2, level 5)


For registration please visit: www.cluster-design.eu. It is also possible to register at your arrival. Participation is free of charge.