Transmission system analysis for connection of offshore wind powers plants
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Offshore wind power plants are an emerging industry in Europe today. Consequently, research and investment are necessary for them to achieve their full potential. The effect of varying the AC transmission length as well as the power coming from an offshore wind farm is studied. Three AC transmission lengths have been considered: one that matches the most common transmission length used in Europe, a second further one which is gaining interest, and finally, one length which is not already built. Besides, different powers coming from the offshore wind farm have been taken into account. The values considered for these powers have been selected based on real offshore wind power plants. Moreover, the cost associated with the AC transmission system has been studied. The project aims to analyse the losses produced generated in the transmission system of an offshore wind farm and provide an optimized design that minimizes the power losses provided to the grid. The optimization includes the addition of reactive power compensation and its possible locations. Furthermore, the cost of each possible combination of transmission length and power from the offshore wind farm is studied.