TITLE

Meeting Peak Load Demand by an Offshore Wind Farm in Brazil

AUTHOR(S)
de Oliveira Filho, Oyama D. Q.; Araújo, Alex M.; Asibor, Aigbokhan I.; Rohatgi, Janardan
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Wind Engineering;Oct2013, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p549
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Itamaracá island close to the state of Pernambuco in Brazil receives thousands of visitors during the period of long summer vacations (3 months), increasing the peak demand by a factor of almost 200%. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate that the offshore wind turbines can meet peak energy demand and at the same time reduce impact on conventional energy generation during other months as well. The method involves a nautical wind map at a height of 10 m, and extrapolating it for the desired height by logarithmic law. The annual wind energy output employs Weibull probability density function. The wind turbine siting is chosen with the aid of the nautical chart. The results obtained demonstrate that three wind turbines would generate about 30,000 MWh per year, sufficient for meeting electricity demand in the island.
ACCESSION #
90285658

 

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