TITLE

Performance Evaluation of Communication Network for Offshore Wind Farm Monitoring

AUTHOR(S)
Gajrani, Kiran; Sharma, Krishan Gopal; Bhargava, Annapurna
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
International Review on Modelling & Simulations;Dec2012, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p2576
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The demand for electricity has grown at much faster rate than any other type of energy in recent years, and will continue to grow exponentially. The excessive demand for electricity is leading to fast depletion of conventional fossils fuels like; natural gas, coal, and oil. This necessitates the need to shift towards renewable energy sources like; solar, biogas and wind. Wind energy is seen as an ecological friendly and sustainable energy source, among other available renewable sources. The offshore wind farm capacity is growing rapidly, but it's uncertain and intermittent nature offers great challenges to utilities. This requires high-speed and robust communication network for the monitoring and controlling of wind farm. In this paper, we have proposed the communication network for medium size offshore wind farm (120MW). The wind farm consists of three groups; each group consists of 10 Wind Turbines (WTs), total capacity of 40 MW, connected in star configuration. The wind farm has been modelled in OPNET based on IEC 61400-25 standard. The performance of the wind farm communication network based on Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) has been evaluated.
ACCESSION #
87600154

 

Related Articles

  • Walney Offshore Windfarms, Irish Sea, UK. Neville, Anaela // Power;Dec2012, Vol. 156 Issue 12, p42 

    The article presents information on the two Walney Offshore Windfarms in Great Britain, which became the world's largest offshore wind energy installation. The Walney 1 and Walney 2 farms, operated by DONG Energy and Partners/DONG Energy A/S, include 102 wind turbines with a total capacity of...

  • The Growth of Offshore Wind Around the World. Ballard, Dorothy Davis // Electric Light & Power;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p3 

    The article discusses issues related to the growth of offshore wind plants worldwide. Topics discussed include share of offshore wind in global installed energy capacity and potential of wind turbines, prospects for wind plants in future and various major offshore wind project around the world....

  • Offshore turbine boom faces headwinds.  // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);May2011, Issue 436, p32 

    The article reports on the initiatives of governments across Europe to reduce their offshore wind ambitions. Tens of thousands of green jobs are expected to be lost from limiting offshore wind. The Committee on Climate Change puts the limits on offshore wind's contribution to Great Britain's...

  • UK dominates the world on offshore wind.  // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Oct2012, Issue 453, p52 

    The article reports on the condition of offshore wind production in Great Britain. Data showed that as of the end of September 2012, there are 2.6 gigawatts of offshore wind operating in British waters and around 796 turbines. The equipment is expected to provide two percent of the country's...

  • PARÁMETROS INDEPENDIENTES DEL TIPO DE PLATAFORMA EÓLICA MARINA FLOTANTE. Castro-Santos, Laura; Ferreño-González, Sara; Martínez-López, Alba; Díaz-Casás, Vicente // DYNA: Energía y Sostenibilidad;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, Special section p1 

    The main developments in offshore wind power are focused on wind turbines with foundations on seabed. However, there exist important limitations for installing these structures exist in places with high depth within short distance from the coast. This means that the progress of offshore wind...

  • Offshore Wind Farm as Jamaica's Possible Primary Source of Renewable Energy. BAILEY, KIMROY A.; MUIR, DAVE D.; CHAMBERS, THERESE // Journal of Arts Science & Technology;2013, Vol. 6, p34 

    The island of Jamaica has been exploring energy alternatives in a bid to diversify the energy mix and reduce the cost of energy to the final consumer. Extensive research concentration has been placed on Onshore Wind Farms (OnWF) and potential locations across the island yet these OnWF have been...

  • JOINT OFFSHORE WIND FIELD MONITORING WITH SPACEBORNE SAR AND PLATFORM-BASED DOPPLER LIDAR MEASUREMENTS. Jacobsen, S.; Lehner, S.; Hieronimus, J.; Schneemann, J.; Kühn, M. // International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & S;4/28/2015, Vol. 40-7/W3, p959 

    The increasing demand for renewable energy resources has promoted the construction of offshore wind farms e.g. in the North Sea. While the wind farm layout consists of an array of large turbines, the interrelation of wind turbine wakes with the remaining array is of substantial interest. The...

  • A floating platform of concrete for offshore wind turbine. Hua, Jianbo // Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;Nov2011, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p063103 

    A floating platform concept is introduced in this paper for offshore wind turbine. A vertical cylinder on the top of an elliptical sphere forms the principal configuration of the platform. The analysis of the dynamic performance of an example platform with 5 MW wind turbine by means of the...

  • Case study: Simulation and optimization of photovoltaic-wind-battery hybrid energy system in Taleghan-Iran using homer software. Shiroudi, A.; Rashidi, R.; Gharehpetian, G. B.; Mousavifar, S. A.; Akbari Foroud, A. // Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;Sep2012, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p053111 

    In respect to increasing demand for energy in the world and limited fossil fuel resources, there is a great need for using renewable energies (REs). One of the most attractive applications of RE technology is the application of hybrid energy systems in remote areas. An alternative to overcoming...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics