Energy Yield prediction of offshore wind farm clusters at the EERA–DTOC European project

E. Cantero, J. Sanz, S. Lozano, Charlotte Bay Hasager, G. Sieros, P. Stuart, T. Young, A. Palomares, J. Navarro, M. Waechter, A. Morales

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    Abstract

    A new integrated design tool for optimization of offshore wind farm clusters is under development in the European Energy Research Alliance – Design Tools for Offshore wind farm Cluster project (EERA DTOC). The project builds on already established design tools from the project partners and possibly third-party models. Wake models have been benchmarked on the Horns Rev-1 and, currently, on the Lillgrund wind farm test cases. Dedicated experiments from 'BARD Offshore 1' wind farm will using scanning lidars will produce new data for the validation of wake models. Furthermore, the project includes power plant interconnection and energy yield models all interrelated with a simplified cost model for the evaluation of layout scenarios. The overall aim is to produce an efficient, easy to use and flexible tool - to facilitate the optimized design of individual and clusters of offshore wind farms. A demonstration phase at the end of the project will assess the value of the integrated design tool with the help of potential end-users from industry. In order to provide an accurate value of the expected net energy yield, the offshore wind resource assessment process has been reviewed as well as the sources of uncertainty associated to each step. Methodologies for the assessment of offshore gross annual energy production are analyzed based on the Fino 1 test case. Measured data and virtual data from Numerical Weather Prediction models have been used to calculate long term mean wind speed, vertical wind profile and gross energy yield.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventEERA DeepWind 2014 - 11th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference - Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 22 Jan 201424 Jan 2014
    Conference number: 11
    http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/Deepwind_2014/

    Conference

    ConferenceEERA DeepWind 2014 - 11th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference
    Number11
    LocationRadisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
    Country/TerritoryNorway
    CityTrondheim
    Period22/01/201424/01/2014
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