Connection and Integration of Offshore Renewable Energy Farms into UK Power Systems - one page summary
Sinclair Knight Merz Connection and Integration of Offshore Renewable Energy Farms into UK Power Systems - one page summary, ETI, 2010. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000695. Cite this using DataCite
Large-scale offshore renewable energy farms, including wind, tidal stream and wave energy systems, are likely to play an increasingly significant role in enabling the UK to meet its long-term CO2 emissions reductions targets. However, the development and installation of large renewable energy farms off the coast of the UK provides a number of challenges in terms of:
the collection of electrical energy offshore from individual and multiple renewable energy farms,
the transportation of bulk electrical energy generated by these offshore farms to the UK shoreline,
the connection and integration of these offshore farms into the onshore power system.
This project has assessed new technology solutions to these issues, quantified their benefits, and provided guidance in respect of technology development opportunities.