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Title: Carolina Offshore Wind Integration Case Study: Phases I and II Final Technical Report

Abstract

Duke Energy performed a phase 1 study to assess the impact of offshore wind development in the waters off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. The study analyzed the impacts to the Duke Energy Carolinas electric power system of multiple wind deployment scenarios. Focusing on an integrated utility system in the Carolinas provided a unique opportunity to assess the impacts of offshore wind development in a region that has received less attention regarding renewables than others in the US. North Carolina is the only state in the Southeastern United States that currently has a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) which requires that 12.5% of the state’s total energy requirements be met with renewable resources by 2021. 12.5% of the state’s total energy requirements in 2021 equates to approximately 17,000 GWH of energy needed from renewable resources. Wind resources represent one of the ways to potentially meet this requirement. The study builds upon and augments ongoing work, including a study by UNC to identify potential wind development sites and the analysis of impacts to the regional transmission system performed by the NCTPC, an Order 890 planning entity of which DEC is a member. Furthermore, because the region does not havemore » an independent system operator (ISO) or regional transmission organization (RTO), the study will provide additional information unique to non-RTO/ISO systems. The Phase 2 study builds on the results of Phase 1 and investigates the dynamic stability of the electrical network in Task 4, the operating characteristics of the wind turbines as they impact operating reserve requirements of the DEC utility in Task 5, and the production cost of integrating the offshore wind resources into the DEC generation fleet making comparisons to future planned operation without the addition of the wind resources in Task 6.« less

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  1. Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, Charlotte, NC (United States)
  2. ABB, Inc., Cary, NC (United States)
  3. AWS Truepower, LLC, Albany, NY (United States)
  4. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  5. Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Contributing Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); ABB, Inc., Cary, NC (United States); AWS Truepower, LLC, Albany, NY (United States); Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1339103
Report Number(s):
DOE-DUKEENERGY-05368
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005368
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; offshore wind; Duke Energy Carolinas electric power system; transmission

Citation Formats

Fallon, Christopher, Piper, Orvane, Hazelip, William, Zhao, Yishan, Salvador, Lisa, Pruitt, Tom, Peterson, Jeffrey, Ashby, Rebecca, Pierce, Bob, Burner, Bob, Daniel, John, Zhu, Jinxiang, Moore, Maria, Liu, Shu, Pennock, Ken, Frank, Jaclyn, Ibanez, Eduardo, Heaney, Michael, Bloom, Aaron, Zhang, Yingchen, Elliott, Dennis, and Seim, Harvey E. Carolina Offshore Wind Integration Case Study: Phases I and II Final Technical Report. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1339103.
Fallon, Christopher, Piper, Orvane, Hazelip, William, Zhao, Yishan, Salvador, Lisa, Pruitt, Tom, Peterson, Jeffrey, Ashby, Rebecca, Pierce, Bob, Burner, Bob, Daniel, John, Zhu, Jinxiang, Moore, Maria, Liu, Shu, Pennock, Ken, Frank, Jaclyn, Ibanez, Eduardo, Heaney, Michael, Bloom, Aaron, Zhang, Yingchen, Elliott, Dennis, & Seim, Harvey E. Carolina Offshore Wind Integration Case Study: Phases I and II Final Technical Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1339103.
Fallon, Christopher, Piper, Orvane, Hazelip, William, Zhao, Yishan, Salvador, Lisa, Pruitt, Tom, Peterson, Jeffrey, Ashby, Rebecca, Pierce, Bob, Burner, Bob, Daniel, John, Zhu, Jinxiang, Moore, Maria, Liu, Shu, Pennock, Ken, Frank, Jaclyn, Ibanez, Eduardo, Heaney, Michael, Bloom, Aaron, Zhang, Yingchen, Elliott, Dennis, and Seim, Harvey E. Thu . "Carolina Offshore Wind Integration Case Study: Phases I and II Final Technical Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1339103. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339103.
@article{osti_1339103,
title = {Carolina Offshore Wind Integration Case Study: Phases I and II Final Technical Report},
author = {Fallon, Christopher and Piper, Orvane and Hazelip, William and Zhao, Yishan and Salvador, Lisa and Pruitt, Tom and Peterson, Jeffrey and Ashby, Rebecca and Pierce, Bob and Burner, Bob and Daniel, John and Zhu, Jinxiang and Moore, Maria and Liu, Shu and Pennock, Ken and Frank, Jaclyn and Ibanez, Eduardo and Heaney, Michael and Bloom, Aaron and Zhang, Yingchen and Elliott, Dennis and Seim, Harvey E.},
abstractNote = {Duke Energy performed a phase 1 study to assess the impact of offshore wind development in the waters off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. The study analyzed the impacts to the Duke Energy Carolinas electric power system of multiple wind deployment scenarios. Focusing on an integrated utility system in the Carolinas provided a unique opportunity to assess the impacts of offshore wind development in a region that has received less attention regarding renewables than others in the US. North Carolina is the only state in the Southeastern United States that currently has a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) which requires that 12.5% of the state’s total energy requirements be met with renewable resources by 2021. 12.5% of the state’s total energy requirements in 2021 equates to approximately 17,000 GWH of energy needed from renewable resources. Wind resources represent one of the ways to potentially meet this requirement. The study builds upon and augments ongoing work, including a study by UNC to identify potential wind development sites and the analysis of impacts to the regional transmission system performed by the NCTPC, an Order 890 planning entity of which DEC is a member. Furthermore, because the region does not have an independent system operator (ISO) or regional transmission organization (RTO), the study will provide additional information unique to non-RTO/ISO systems. The Phase 2 study builds on the results of Phase 1 and investigates the dynamic stability of the electrical network in Task 4, the operating characteristics of the wind turbines as they impact operating reserve requirements of the DEC utility in Task 5, and the production cost of integrating the offshore wind resources into the DEC generation fleet making comparisons to future planned operation without the addition of the wind resources in Task 6.},
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