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Title: Metocean Data Needs Assessment for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy

Abstract

A potential barrier to developing offshore wind energy in the United States is the general lack of accurate information in most offshore areas about the wind resource characteristics and external metocean design conditions at the heights and depths relevant to wind turbines and their associated structures and components. Knowledge of these conditions enables specification of the appropriate design basis for wind turbine structures and components so they can withstand the loads expected over a project’s lifetime. Human safety, vessel navigation, and project construction and maintenance activities are equally tied to the metocean environment. Currently, metocean data is sparse in potential development areas and even when available, does not include the detail or quality required to make informed decisions.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. AWS Truepower LLC., Albany, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AWS Truepower LLC., Albany, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Contributing Org.:
Technical University of Denmark
OSTI Identifier:
1338823
Report Number(s):
5372FTR
5182130044
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005372
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; Offshore

Citation Formats

Bailey, Bruce H., Filippelli, Matthew, and Baker, Matthew. Metocean Data Needs Assessment for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1338823.
Bailey, Bruce H., Filippelli, Matthew, & Baker, Matthew. Metocean Data Needs Assessment for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy. United States. doi:10.2172/1338823.
Bailey, Bruce H., Filippelli, Matthew, and Baker, Matthew. Thu . "Metocean Data Needs Assessment for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy". United States. doi:10.2172/1338823. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338823.
@article{osti_1338823,
title = {Metocean Data Needs Assessment for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy},
author = {Bailey, Bruce H. and Filippelli, Matthew and Baker, Matthew},
abstractNote = {A potential barrier to developing offshore wind energy in the United States is the general lack of accurate information in most offshore areas about the wind resource characteristics and external metocean design conditions at the heights and depths relevant to wind turbines and their associated structures and components. Knowledge of these conditions enables specification of the appropriate design basis for wind turbine structures and components so they can withstand the loads expected over a project’s lifetime. Human safety, vessel navigation, and project construction and maintenance activities are equally tied to the metocean environment. Currently, metocean data is sparse in potential development areas and even when available, does not include the detail or quality required to make informed decisions.},
doi = {10.2172/1338823},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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