|Joly, A., Andeewsky, M., Martin, V., Saviot, S., Pham, C.T. PerAWaT- Tidal Coastal Basin Numerical Modelling: Large Scale Effects of Tidal Energy Extraction (WG3 WP3 D4), ETI, 2013. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000747. Cite this using DataCite
|Joly, A., Andeewsky, M., Martin, V., Saviot, S., Pham, C.T.
|The Performance Assessment of Wave and Tidal Array Systems (PerAWaT) project, launched in October 2009 with £8m of ETI investment. The project delivered validated, commercial software tools capable of significantly reducing the levels of uncertainty associated with predicting the energy yield of major wave and tidal stream energy arrays. It also produced information that will help reduce commercial risk of future large scale wave and tidal array developments.
This report is the fourth deliverable of Work Group 3 Work Package 3 from this project (WG3 WP3 D4). In this work package, EDF R&D adapted the numerical tools developed internally; Telemac-2D and Telemac-3D, in order to model the tidal farm performance and wake at large scales. This document presents the analysis of the results of tidal farm modelling on three sites modelled in WG3 WP3 D3: Paimpol-Bréhat, the Alderney Race, and the Pentland Firth. This analysis aims at characterising the hydrodynamic effects of tidal energy extraction at the basin scale, determining the tidal energy yield of each tidal farm layout. Tidal farm modelling is then discussed in order to identify the main limitations and the key sensitivities which may be further areas for development.