Optimising Network Design Options for Marine Energy Converter Farms

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

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Abstract

This paper introduces a techno-economic analysis framework to assess different transmission options for marine energy converter (MEC) farms. On the technical front, the feasibility of the transmission option considering supply quality constraints and the optimal sizing of reactive power compensation to allow maximum real power transfer capability in the subsea transmission cable have been considered. The economic viability of different transmission options are measured based on component costs and the costs associated with losses. A case study has been presented in the paper, which demonstrates the application of this techno-economic analysis framework on a range of MEC farm sizes and distances from the shore
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Event11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference EWTEC2015 - Nantes, France
Duration: 6 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference EWTEC2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNantes
Period6/09/1511/09/15

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