Baseline layout and design of a 0.8 GW reference wind farm in the North Sea

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Abstract

A model of a reference wind farm is presented. It considers the wind and wave climatologies for a specific site and derives two different wind farm layouts. The layouts are then examined in terms of effective wake turbulence intensity for a given climatology, and a model for the influence on capital cost is proposed. An electrical design is suggested, and cable losses are calculated together with the energy yield. An operation and maintenance model is suggested, and the associated operating cost determined. The models are then combined in a term for levelized cost of energy allowing layouts to be compared. The data and models are available online and may serve as a baseline for benchmarking.
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A model of a reference wind farm is presented. It considers the wind and wave climatologies for a specific site and derives two different wind farm layouts. The layouts are then examined in terms of effective wake turbulence intensity for a given climatology, and a model for the influence on capital cost is proposed. An electrical design is suggested, and cable losses are calculated together with the energy yield. An operation and maintenance model is suggested, and the associated operating cost determined. The models are then combined in a term for levelized cost of energy allowing layouts to be compared. The data and models are available online and may serve as a baseline for benchmarking.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWind Energy
Volume20
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1665-1683
ISSN1095-4244
DOI
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017

    Keywords

  • wind farm, Wind Energy, Cost of energy (COE), Operation and Maintenance
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