Shared export cables in conjunction with onshore converters has the potential to reduce the cost of energy generated by tidal turbine arrays. A key challenge to the implementation of this configuration is to successfully control multiple parallel connected generators whilst still optimising rotor performance over a range of varying flow speeds. A control strategy is proposed for use with a variable ratio drive to overcome this difficulty and validated using a Simulink model, with initial results suggesting it provides a viable solution.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop|
|Publisher||University of Oxford|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2019|