On the Impact of Considering Power Losses in Offshore Wind Farm Cable Routing

Martina Fischetti, David Pisinger

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    Abstract

    Wind energy is a field of main importance in the transition away from fossil fuels. In order to achieve this goal, reducing production cost of wind energy is of primary importance, especially for offshore wind parks. In the present paper we illustrate optimization models to achieve this goal for the cable routing problem. In particular we focus on the economical impact of considering power losses in the optimization. The resulting optimization problem considers both minimizing immediate costs (CAPEX) and minimizing costs due to power losses in the park lifetime. Thanks to the close collaboration with a leading energy company, we have been able to conduct different what-if analyses on a set of existing wind parks. Having a fast and reliable tool to optimize cable routing considering or not power losses, we have been able, for the first time, to quantify the impact of these kinds of decisions at design phase. Our results illustrates the importance of considering power losses already at the design phase, as well as the importance of having a sophisticated optimization tool, compared with the traditional manual design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOperations Research and Enterprise Systems : 6th International Conference, ICORES 2017, Porto, Portugal, February 23–25, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsGreg H. Parlier , Federico Liberatore , Marc Demange
    Number of pages26
    Volume884
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages267-292
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-94766-2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-94767-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise System (ICORES 2017) - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Feb 201725 Feb 2017
    http://www.icores.org/?y=2017

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise System (ICORES 2017)
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period23/02/201725/02/2017
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Mixed Integer Linear Programming
    • Offshore wind parks
    • Green energy
    • Cable routing
    • Cable losses

    Cite this

    Fischetti, M., & Pisinger, D. (2018). On the Impact of Considering Power Losses in Offshore Wind Farm Cable Routing. In G. H. P., F. L., & M. D. (Eds.), Operations Research and Enterprise Systems: 6th International Conference, ICORES 2017, Porto, Portugal, February 23–25, 2017, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 884, pp. 267-292). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94767-9_14