• Title, Summary, Keyword: Offshore wind farm

Search Result 130, Processing Time 0.042 seconds

Economic Evaluation of Offshore Wind Farm in Korea (국내 해상풍력발전단지의 경제성 분석)

  • Min, Chang-Gi;Hur, Don;Park, Jong Keun
    • The Transactions of The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
    • /
    • v.63 no.9
    • /
    • pp.1192-1198
    • /
    • 2014
  • With an increase in the penetration of offshore wind farm, the need of an accurate economic evaluation of offshore wind farm has become crucial. This paper presents an economic evaluation method of offshore wind farm in Korea reflecting the cost of offshore wind farm infrastructure (offshore substation, submarine cable and foundation) in its cost model. Each cost of offshore substation, submarine cable, and foundation is represented as a function of installed capacity, distance to shore, and water level, respectively. We have applied the method to the case study of offshore in Jeju Island and analyzed the economics under various conditions. The results show that the distance to shore is of importance in economics of offshore wind farm.

Review on The Proposed Offshore Wind Farm Projects Using National Wind Atlas and National Geographic Information (국가바람지도 및 국가지리정보에 의한 국내 해상풍력단지 개발계획의 비교분석)

  • Kim, Hyun-Goo;Hwang, Hyo-Jung
    • Journal of the Korean Solar Energy Society
    • /
    • v.30 no.5
    • /
    • pp.44-55
    • /
    • 2010
  • The proposed offshore wind farm projects, i.e., Mooudo offshore, Yeonggwang-Gochang offshore, Saemangeum offshore, Imjado offshore and Gadeokdo-Dadeapo offshore, were compared and analyzed using the Korea National Wind Mapand Wind Farm Suitability Assessment System developed by the Korea Institute of Energy Research. The suitability of the proposed areas was comprehensively assessed using geographic, economic constraints, wave condition and wind resource factors, but the focus of this paper was on the geographic constraints and wave conditions. Imjado had several geographical constraints, despite having a good wind power density, while Saemangeum had a relatively low wave height, shallow water depth, close substation and slow tidal current. It is anticipating that the present comparison and analysis could be used as reference guidelines when selecting and preparing the design of large-scale offshore wind farm in the near future.

Technical Trend of Radar Radio Interference Reduction Relating to Construction of the Offshore Wind Farm (해상 풍력발전단지 조성에 따른 레이더 전파간섭 저감 기술동향)

  • Kim, Young-Dal;Jeong, Yun-Mi;Lee, Dae-Dong
    • Journal of the Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers
    • /
    • v.27 no.4
    • /
    • pp.250-256
    • /
    • 2014
  • The wind power generation is an eco-friendly clean energy that produces almost zero $CO_2$ emission, and has a good economic feasibility. As for the location, the installation of large turbines and construction of large-scale wind farm is easier on the offshore than on the land. In Korea, it is inevitable to generate offshore wind power through the offshore wind farm, and the radio interference of larger wind power generators and offshore wind power farm to broadcasting, communication and radars is becoming a core issue for constructing the offshore wind farm. In this study, the wind power generation status and rotor blade technology trend were presented, along with the technical trend of radar radio interference reduction relating to construction of the offshore wind farm.

GIS Analysis on Siting Strategy of Offshore Wind Farm (해상풍력단지 입지전략 GIS 분석)

  • Song, Kyu-Bong;Kim, Hyun-Goo
    • 한국신재생에너지학회:학술대회논문집
    • /
    • /
    • pp.460-462
    • /
    • 2009
  • This study has analyzed the scale, location, resource potential and feasibility of offshore wind farm scientifically and systematically based on the national wind map and GIS (Geographic Information System). For long-term wind power development, this study pursues siting strategy building, selection of target area and deciding development priority as well as the presenting a basis for assessment that are necessary for policy decision making by making theme layers under GIS environment. According to the analysis after organizing technological development by stages, even if only the most suitable sites are developed among the area of offshore wind farm candidates that can be developed under the current technological standard, it has been evaluated as being able to develop about 3 times of the wind power dissemination target until 2012. It is expected that about 5% of territorial water area can be developed in a short-term future while the southern offshore area possessing relatively favorable wind resource than the western offshore has been identified as the most feasible site. While about 23% of territorial water area has been classified as potential area for offshore wind farm development in a long-term future, even Jeju Island and offshore of Ulsan possessing excellent wind resource have been analyzed as feasible sites. The feasibility assessment of offshore wind farm development established by this study is expected to assist national strategy building for accomplishing the wind power dissemination target.

  • PDF

Assessment of Possible Resources and Selection of Preparatory Sites for Offshore Wind Farm around Korean Peninsula (국내 해역의 해상풍력 가능자원 평가 및 예비부지 선정)

  • Kim, Ji-Young;Kang, Keum-Seok;Oh, Ki-Yong;Lee, Jun-Shin;Ryu, Moo-Sung
    • New & Renewable Energy
    • /
    • v.5 no.2
    • /
    • pp.39-48
    • /
    • 2009
  • Recently, developing the offshore wind farm in Korean peninsula is widely understood as essential to achieve the national target for the renewable energy. As part of national plan, KEPRI (Korea electric power research institute) is performing the front running project for the offshore wind farm development that is dedicated to investigate the possible resources based on the economy considering current technological status. It also includes the selection of the first sea area among candidates and optimal design of the offshore wind farm, etc. In this paper the interim results of the project are summarized that the possible capacity for the offshore wind farm can be estimated conservatively around 18 GW regarding the wind power class, sea depth and social constraint. The five western sea areas near Taean, Gunsan, Gochang, Yeonggwang, Sinan were chosen for the candidating sites. Detailed analysis for these sites will be conducted to finalize the first-going offshore wind farm in Korea.

  • PDF

Comparative evaluation of different offshore wind turbine installation vessels for Korean west-south wind farm

  • Ahn, Dang;Shin, Sung-chul;Kim, Soo-young;Kharoufi, Hicham;Kim, Hyun-cheol
    • International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    • /
    • v.9 no.1
    • /
    • pp.45-54
    • /
    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate various means of wind power turbines installation in the Korean west-south wind farm (Test bed 100 MW, Demonstrate site 400 MW). We presented the marine environment of the southwest offshore wind farm in order to decide the appropriate installation vessel to be used in this site. The various vessels would be WTIV (Wind turbine installation vessel), jack-up barge, or floating crane ${\cdots}$ etc. We analyzed the installation cost of offshore wind turbine and the transportation duration for each vessel. The analysis results showed the most suitable installation means for offshore wind turbine in the Korean west-south wind farm.

Study of the Spatial Location Analysis for Domestic Offshore Wind Farm (국내 해상풍력 발전단지 입지 분석 연구)

  • Kim, Dong-Hwi;Lee, Yong-Jun;Ryu, In-Ho;Seo, Dae-Rim
    • Proceedings of the Korean Geotechical Society Conference
    • /
    • /
    • pp.504-511
    • /
    • 2010
  • After facing the fact such as fossil-fuel depletion, global warming, the Kyoto Protocol coming into force of mandatory reductions of carbon dioxide, the world is actively promoting the spread of the solar, wind, tidal, geothermal and other clean renewable energy technology development. Among them, wind power is the only alternative energy to secure a comparable price competition with fossil fuels because cheaper price power generation than other renewable energy when creating large-scale wind farm, thus wind power is the fastest growing industries in the world in the renewable energy field. Especially the offshore wind power is showing rapid growth as most of the wind power sector because of less changes of wind speed, no restrictions of land use, and large-scale development of offshore wind power. In this paper, the field of site selection and spatial location analysis techniques for development of large-scale offshore wind farm are discussed primarily. This paper shows overview of offshore wind power and establishment procedure for development of offshore wind farm.

  • PDF

A Study on the Analysis of Lightning Damage Impact in Domestic Offshore Wind Farm (국내 해상풍력발전단지 낙뢰피해 영향 분석에 관한 연구)

  • Seo, Jin-Gyu;Kim, Kyu-Ho
    • The Transactions of The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
    • /
    • v.65 no.2
    • /
    • pp.247-252
    • /
    • 2016
  • The latest offshore wind turbines are easily exposed to lightning strikes because they are designed with longer blades and taller height to satisfy the growing capacity demands. The generation facilities and elements of the offshore wind farm are more vulnerable to lightning damage because of more severe, unpredictable weather conditions. Therefore, this paper presents the analysis of measure for lightning overvoltage mitigation in offshore wind farm planned in South Korea southwest seashore. The sensitivity analysis includes the steady state and transient state characteristics of offshore wind farm and proposes the countermeasure for mitigation of transient overvoltage by considering earth resistivity of the offshore environment.

A Study on Traffic Safety Assessments for Fishing Vessels Near the Southwest Sea Offshore Wind Farm

  • Yoo, Sang-Lok;Jeong, Jae-Yong
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Environment & Safety
    • /
    • v.23 no.3
    • /
    • pp.231-241
    • /
    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to analyze traffic safety assessments for fishing vessels near the southwest offshore wind farm. This study applied a collision model for safety assessment. It also involved a spatiotemporal analysis of vessels engaged in fishing to identify fishing hotspots around the offshore wind farm. This study used data from fishing vessel location transmission devices gathered over 1 year in 2014. As a result, in September, when the average number of vessels engaged in fishing is high, 62 ships were operating in fishing section 184-6 and 55 ships in section 184-6. In addition, in fishing sections 184-8 and 192-2, where an offshore wind farm was located, there were 55 and 38 ships operating, respectively. As the recovery period for a seaway near wind farm turbines is 55 years, it was determined that safety measures are required in order to reduce collision frequency while allowing fishing vessels to navigate through offshore wind farms. Meanwhile, the return period of Seaway B between the groups of generators considered was 184 years. A safety zone for offshore wind farms should be installed covering a distance of at least 0.3 NM from the boundary of turbines. Then, the collision return period was derived to be close to 100 years. Through this traffic safety assessment, it has been concluded that such measures would help prevent marine accidents.