Analyzing the Deployment of Large Amounts of Offshore Wind to Design an Offshore Transmission Grid in the United States: Preprint

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Abstract

This paper revisits the results from the U.S. Department of Energy's '20% Wind Energy By 2030' study, which envisioned that 54 GW of offshore wind would be installed by said year. The analysis is conducted using the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS), a capacity expansion model developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The model is used to optimize the deployment of the 54 GWof wind capacity along the coasts and lakes of the United States. The graphical representation of the results through maps will be used to provide a qualitative description for planning and designing an offshore grid. ReEDS takes into account many factors in the process of siting offshore wind capacity, such as the quality of the resource, capital and O&M costs, interconnection costs, orvariability metrics (wind capacity value, forecast error, expected curtailment). The effect of these metrics in the deployment of offshore wind will be analyzed through examples in the results.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event11th Annual International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 13 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference11th Annual International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Conference
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period13/11/1215/11/12

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-56262

Keywords

  • capacity expansion
  • long-term planning
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • offshore wind power
  • power systems
  • transmission planning
  • transmission systems
  • variability

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