Wind Energy Division
The Wind Energy Division is in charge of the implementation of research/ development projects in several areas related to the exploitation of this type of energy namely: wind resource assessment, wind turbine aerodynamics, hybrid systems and wind turbines for the network connection or pumping water. The division is organized into research teams assisted by a team of technical support.
The main mission of the Wind Energy Division is to conduct Scientific Research and Technological Development activities on topics that have a direct impact on the operation and use of wind energy.
The research is carried out on the following main topics:
- The characterization and identification of wind sites with the estimation of wind energy potential in Algeria, optimizing of the wind turbines placement on a wind farm, development studies of wind farms and impact studies of wind turbines on the environment.
- The aerodynamic aspects associated with operating wind turbines with fluid structure interaction study of wind turbine blades, characterization of the flow in the wind turbine wake, aero acoustic wind studies.
- The multiple autonomous source systems and their integration into micro networks (or local networks) with modelling, design, optimization, command and control of these systems, the power injection into the electrical grid (small systems - private producer).
- The interconnecting wind turbines to the electrical power network, instrumentation and electrical control of wind turbines
- Wind pumping
- The wind energy systems engineering
To achieve these research goals, two test benches are mounted at the CDER:
- Hybrid photovoltaic wind energy system with battery storage
- Test bench of water pumping by wind turbine.