At least 34 % of the United Kingdom’s power must come from renewable energy sources to meet planned European Union targets in 2030. Wind power will provide the majority of this renewable electricity with an estimated 36 GW offshore and 21 GW onshore. The success of the Crown Estate’s leasing rounds 1 and 2 in offshore wind has meant the United Kingdom is now one of the world leaders in offshore wind power development. Leasing round 3 will see offshore wind in the United Kingdom surpass 36 GW of installed capacity. This is a significant increase from the current installed offshore wind capacity of 3.6 GW. This research investigates the power system performance of offshore wind power in the United Kingdom in 2030.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2014|
|Event||13th World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC2014) - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 05 Aug 2014 → …
|Conference||13th World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC2014)|
|Period||05/08/2014 → …|
- Dispatch; unit commitment; offshore wind power; wind curtailment; wind constrained