(Towards a digital twin for forecasting of power production to wind energy demand)

Wind energy development has advanced with improvements in design, production, installation, and exploitation, resulting in turbines up to 8 MW and 220 meters tall. By 2030, turbines may reach 20 MW and 365 meters. The increase in size and height of wind turbines has challenged current design and operational tools due to varying wind conditions at different heights. On the other hand, digital twins for wind farm design are an emerging and evolving field in the renewable energy. These virtual representations of physical assets can help address these challenges in wind farm design and operation.

The WinDTwin project targets to develop and validate an offshore wind farm digital twin (DT) for highly accurate prediction of power production and energy demand of the end user. The DT will give users tailored access to high-quality information, services, models, scenarios, forecasts, and visualizations, as a central hub for offshore wind decision-makers, seeking to revolutionize the way industry professionals make informed choices. 

The WinDTwin consortium consists of 13 organizations from 7 different EU member states, including EPRI Europe.


EPRI Europe participation

EPRI Europe will contribute to the project by developing an advanced strategic maintenance planning model that will be integrated into the digital twin. Their primary efforts will focus on Task 4.5 – Strategic Maintenance Planning and Operational Optimization, and Task 5.3– Modelling of interconnection to satisfy grid requirements and ancillary services.


EPRI Related Programs

JUNE 2024 – MAY 2027
Funding Programme
Horizon Europe
Grant Agreement