This is a joint IEA Wind Task 32 + Task 37 Workshop, following the NAWEA/WindTech 2019 Conference.
Lidar-assisted control (LAC) is effective at reducing structural loads on wind turbines, which has been demonstrated through simulation as well as field testing. However, it is difficult to determine the reduction in cost-of-energy that can be achieved through the use of LAC, especially because of the additional costs associated with integrating lidar hardware into the turbine design. Furthermore, LAC is often analyzed using existing turbine designs. Systems engineering presents an opportunity to directly include the use of LAC during the turbine design process to optimize the levelized cost-of-energy.The aim of this workshop is to combine the experience in lidar-assisted controller design and modeling from Task 32 with the knowledge of systems engineering analysis using reference wind turbine models from Task 37 to show how wind turbines can be optimized with LAC.