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Development of a combined operational and strategic decision support model for offshore wind

Dinwoodie, Iain Allan and McMillan, David and Revie, Matthew John Thomas and Lazakis, Iraklis and Dalgic, Yalcin and Quail, Francis (2013) Development of a combined operational and strategic decision support model for offshore wind. In: 10th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, DeepWind 2013, 2013-01-24 - 2013-01-25, Trondheim. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    As offshore wind farms are built in increasingly remote and difficult to access locations, there is an increased cost and risk associated with operations and maintenance. This results from operating in harsher climates, the need to use specialised vessels, large losses associated with down time and greater technical uncertainty from using wind turbines without a significant operating history. There is a need for developers to understand how operational parameters influence overall costs and the exposure to risk associated with different working strategies. By linking a detailed operational model with decision making analysis, it is possible to identify the optimal developer strategy at different times throughout the wind farm life. This paper presents a modelling framework to achieve this objective as well as an illustrative case study.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 41367
    Notes: Abstract for Conference
    Keywords: strategic decision-making, offshore wind farms, wind farms, renewable energy, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
    Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
    Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 16:00
    Last modified: 03 Mar 2014 12:00
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41367

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