Multi-Parameter Approach for the Selection of preferred offshore Power Grids for Wind Energy

Reinout E. Getreuer, Bart W. Tuinema, J.L. Rueda Torres, Mart A M M Van Der Meijden

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Abstract

Western Europe is heavily investing in offshore wind power, but the costs of these wind farms remain high. For that reason, current transmission grids for offshore wind energy are predominately radial to reduce investment cost. To date, selection approaches of offshore grid configurations are mainly based on the level of reliability. This paper introduces an alternative selection approach to comprehensively assess the net present value (NPV) of near-shore power grids. The assessment encompasses, among others, a load flow analysis, as well as the sensitivities to parameters like failure rates, repair times and energy prices, for different grid configurations (i.e. radial/ meshed). A case study of the Dutch offshore transmission system shows that this approach helps in finding a suitable tradeoff between lowest feasible NPV, while also improving the reliability (in terms of reduced lost energy) of the offshore grid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016
Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY, USA
PublisherIEEE Society
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8463-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period4/04/168/04/16

Keywords

  • offshore network
  • offshore wind
  • power system reliability
  • HVAC

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    Getreuer, R. E., Tuinema, B. W., Rueda Torres, J. L., & Van Der Meijden, M. A. M. M. (2016). Multi-Parameter Approach for the Selection of preferred offshore Power Grids for Wind Energy. In 2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016 (pp. 1-6). IEEE Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2016.7514124