Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO124: Form follows function? Dualism between maritime spatial planning and the future offshore grid

Felix Fliegner, Researcher, Technical University Dresden


The presentation demonstrates a novel methodology to analyse the offshore grid of the future for large sea basins like Baltic or North Sea. Its purpose is to identify possible investment candidates in power lines for the connection of wind farms offshore hubs or multi-purpose interconnectors bottom-up, while respecting geographic constraints and other protected maritime interests. A multi-criteria analysis is setup in a geographic information system to create a search graph of candidate links. It is transferred to an energy system model for economic optimisation of investment decisions and assessed for sensitivity with regards to the ranking of maritime interests and spatial resolution. It is found that the proposed workflow improves the solution quality for more accurate length estimates and a strong consolidation of topology variants due to the early anticipation of spatial constraints at sea. Besides, the pre-processing of the search graph in GIS increases overall toolchain performance, since the number of possible links is consolidated, and model runtime is reduced. A case study for the North and Baltic Sea region is performed for the year 2050 to demonstrate the methodology its sensitivity and limits and derive practical insights.

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