Estimation of wind power potential of the Gulf of Finland

Anna K. Monzikova, V.N. Kudryavtsev, Søren Ejling Larsen, B. Chapron

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An assessment of wind power potential of the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland and its seasonal variations are presented. Measurements taken from meteorological stations around the coastline are used as the input data. Calculations are based on the similarity theory for the atmospheric planetary boundary layer. Calculations of the wind power potential take into account effect of the atmospheric stratification over the water surface and peculiarities of the surface roughness in the presence of ice cover. Evaluations of the number of wind turbines needed to «replace» electricity production by typical CHP plants and Leningradskaya NPP are given.
Original languageRussian
JournalProceedings of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University
Issue number30
Pages (from-to)116-133
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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