Therefore several scenarios are described which are denoted as the ‘base and the near future scenario’, i.e. scenarios which are still relatively close to the present state of the art wind farm (clusters). This is in particular true for the base scenario which is described as a scenario which reflects ‘the current way of thinking’. The near future scenario goes beyond the current way of thinking by using upscaled turbines. The description of these scenarios is given in D5.2
The base scenario considers a 500MW wind farm which consists of hundred turbines with a rated power of 5 MW at the location where the Race Bank wind farm is planned under the UK Round 2. This farm is planned 27 km from the North Norfolk coast at the Eastern part of England. The Race Bank farm is surrounded by several other wind farms which are either operational or under construction. The turbine which is selected for this farm is the reference turbine from the former EU project Upwind, since this turbine is described in detail in public literature and reflects the current state of the art wind turbine technology.
The near future scenario assumes a 1 GW wind farm and is located at the Dogger Bank in the North Sea. It consists of 100 turbines with a rated power of 10 MW. Although 10 MW turbines are not on the market yet the INNWIND.EU reference wind turbine has been selected since a full description of this turbine is available.
Moreover a far future scenario is defined which refers to a time line of some 15 year. It consists of large clusters (up to 10 GW) where some of the farms in the cluster are differently sized and contain floating turbines. The far future scenario includes several grid planning options, both for the export to the mainland as for interconnecting wind farms in the cluster. It even includes interconnections with other development zones or even to other countries, combining wind power export and cross-border electricity trade.
|Place of Publication||Riso, Denmark|
|Number of pages||130|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2015|
- wind turbine
- wind farm
- calculation of scenarios
- wind power
- integrated offshore wind farm design tool