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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 options 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 the transmission 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. The results characterise the performance of different transmission system options with respect to the three key design parameters, distance to shore, array power and transmission voltage, and provide guidance for system design.
|Journal||International Journal of Marine Energy|
|Early online date||23 Apr 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2016|
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DTOcean: Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays (RTD)
28/10/13 → 27/10/16
United Kingdom Centre for Marine Energy Research
Wallace, R., Bryden, I. & Ingram, D.
1/10/11 → 30/09/16
Network Design Tool for the Optimal Design of Offshore Ocean Energy Array NetworksCollin, A., Nambiar, A., Kiprakis, A., Rea, J. & Whitby, B., 3 Sep 2015, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech. IEEE Xplore, p. 1-6 6 p. 15431630
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Optimising Network Design Options for Marine Energy Converter FarmsNambiar, A., Collin, A., Karatzounis, S., Rea, J., Whitby, B. & Kiprakis, A., Sep 2015, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile