New DFF project OptiWind initiated

Friday 01 Apr 22


Nicolaos A. Cutululis
DTU Wind
+45 21 32 49 65


Juan-Andrés Pérez-Rúa
DTU Wind
+45 93 51 89 91
“Accelerating the green transition largely relies on massive deployment of offshore wind energy”, says professor Nicolaos A. Cutululis who received the excellence grant. “For this to happen it is necessary to continue reducing the costs and, more importantly, diminishing the environmental impact of offshore wind energy to achieve the required levels of deployment.”

“The main drivers of the Levelized Cost of Energy are the energy production and the cost of electrical systems” adds Postdoc Juan-Andrés Pérez-Rúa, “Yet, the paradigm today is to design them separately, leading to overly costly results. In the project we aim to bridge that gap, developing the models and methods necessary for integrated and simultaneous optimization of energy production and electrical systems.”

"Accelerating the green transition largely relies on massive deployment of offshore wind energy"

The “Integrated Optimization of Offshore Wind Power Plants” project employs advanced optimization approaches and leverages the power of artificial intelligence methods for surrogate modelling resulting in an advantageous change in design paradigm.

“Receiving an excellence grant is always very pleasing”, says professor Mathias Stolpe, “The DFF support will allow us to build upon our already excellent results in design and optimization of offshore wind power plants, exploring new research directions and allowing us to simultaneously design and optimize wind turbines layout and electrical systems”.

Besides Nicolaos, Mathias, and Juan-Andrés a talented young PhD researcher will be added to project team.

Contact either of above for more information.