The aim of this project is to determine how new renewable energies can be included in the electricity system and in the operational planning of the system as a substitute for conventional base-load and intermediate-load electricity generation.
Provided that the capacity credit is the amount of thermal capacity that would be displaced by a variable renewable energy portfolio, it is the purpose of the project to find the capacity credit for three scenarios including wind, wave and solar PV.
The results of the project can ultimately lead towards an improvement of existing rules and methods of system planning and system operation.
Consulting Engineer Julia F. Chozas together with Aalborg University and Energinet.dk have released a freely available online spreadsheet to evaluate the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for wave energy projects.
The Tool is characterised by its:
- Null-cost, and
Technical and economic benefits of diversified renewable energy systems in the Danish North Sea
a) Variability of the power output of WECs and wind turbines
b ) Availability of the power output of WECs and wind turbines
Forecasting of the power production of wave energy converters and wind turbines:
a) Day-ahead and intra-day Predictability
b) Effect on Electricity markets
“Technical and non-technical issues towards the commercialisation of wave energy converters”.
The thesis elaborates on the necessary steps and on the different difficulties that appear during the development of a wave energy converter. It focuses on seven key areas which appear when a wave energy converter is going through the initial sea trials. All these subjects are of relevance to successfully reach the commercialisation of wave energy converters and need attention from the sector as such, not least from device developers.
The Wavetrain 2 project continues with the research carried on by the previous project Wavetrain.
Wavetrain2 is a multinational Initial Training Network (ITN) funded under the FP7-People program, in order to face the wide range of challenges that industrial-scale wave energy implementation faces in the near future, focusing on technical issues, from hydrodynamic and PTO (Power Take-Off) design, to instrumentation issues and energy storage and cost reduction show to be critical for successful deployment.
INORE seeks to advance the progress of offshore energy by development of the knowledge and skills of those just starting out in the field. To this end, we hold symposia where INOREans can present their research to the rest of the community and hear about the findings and experiences of those who have already been working in offshore renewables for some time. INOREans are primarily Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers, but we welcome people at a similar level researching or developing in an industrial context, or for a government agency or NGO.
The International Collaborative Incentive Scholarships (ICIS) are scholarships aimed to support pairs of INORE members willing to collaborate between different institutions on a common project.