Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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PO165: POSTER AWARD WINNER - Analyzing the Impact of Climate Change on Interannual Variability in Local Wind Resources in the Southwest Sea of Korea Using Offshore Measurement Data

Geonhwa Ryu, Senior Consultant, OWC


The Republic of Korea (ROK) has set an ambitious goal of installing 14.3 GW of offshore wind farms by 2030, as outlined in the "10th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand" unveiled in January 2023. In pursuit of this target, both private developers and the government are actively crafting policies for "Project Site Planning" and "Offshore Wind Farm Clusters." ROK's developers are deeply involved in the intricacies of offshore wind power projects. Central to their efforts is a critical concern: the potential impact of neglecting local annual wind resource fluctuations driven by climate change, which could lead to significant inaccuracies in energy production forecasts. Our research's primary objective is to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for future South Korean offshore wind initiatives. To achieve this, we meticulously collect data from meteorological masts and LiDARs along the southwest coast of Korea. This data undergoes rigorous validation against reanalysis, mesoscale modelling, and numerical weather forecast data from the esteemed Korea Meteorological Administration. Our significant achievement lies in the calculation of ROK-specific Interannual Wind Speed Variability (IAWV). This refined precision in IAWV computation is pivotal for ensuring reliable annual power generation predictions, especially in Jeonnam, a region with ambitious offshore wind projects exceeding 14 GW in capacity. The outcomes of our research are multifaceted, addressing both technical and commercial risks. In essence, our work provides a solid foundation for securing financial support and nurturing expertise within the growing ROK wind power sector.

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