Network Design Tool for the Optimal Design of Offshore Ocean Energy Array Networks

Adam Collin, Anup Nambiar, Aristides Kiprakis, Judy Rea, Ben Whitby

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This paper presents a simulation tool for the design and analysis of offshore ocean energy array networks. The tool integrates a number of modules which are divided into two core functions: the automation of the cable laying algorithm and subsequent creation of the network model, and the other performing the power flow analysis. The results of the power flow analysis are used to inform the user of the levelised cost of energy of different network configurations. The tool is compatible with geographical information system (GIS) software to allow for easy integration within the array development, installation and operation and maintenance stages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech
PublisherIEEE Xplore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7693-5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2015
EventIEEE PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015


ConferenceIEEE PowerTech 2015


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