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Title: Operational Impacts of Large Deployments of Offshore Wind (Poster)

The potential operational impact of deploying 54 GW of offshore wind in the United States was examined. The capacity was not evenly distributed; instead, it was concentrated in regions with better wind quality and close to load centers (Table 1). A statistical analysis of offshore wind power time series was used to assess the effect on the power system. The behavior of offshore wind resembled that of onshore wind, despite the former presenting higher capacity factors, more consistent power output across seasons, and higher variability levels. Thus, methods developed to manage onshore wind variability can be extended and applied to offshore wind.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1158434
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-5D00-62685
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2014 AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, 7-8 October 2014, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OFFSHORE WIND; INTEGRATION; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL