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Synthetic Instances for Large Offshore Wind Farm Layout

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posted on 2021-11-01, 09:35 authored by Davide Cazzaro, David PisingerDavid Pisinger
10 layout instances have been generated and used in the tests of the paper "Variable Neighborhood Search for Large Offshore Wind Farm Layout Optimization" by Davide Cazzaro and David Pisinger.

We make available this set of data with the purpose to foster research on realistic layouts, which are seldomly used in literature, because the real data are often highly confidential. We call an instance the data that describe a wind farm layout, in which we want to place a certain number of turbines to maximize its power production and minimize the wake effects. We call these instances "synthetic" because they try to be realistic cases. If a technique can solve these instances close to optimality, the same technique will be ready to optimize real wind farms.

For a complete description of the data and data format, see README file included in the dataset.


This work is partly funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) under File No. 9065-00162B.