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!

PO174: GIS-based holistic cost modelling for layout optimization of offshore wind farms

Asier Vazquez Clemente, Siting Solutions Engineer, Vestas


A holistic site assessment is a vital step in the development of offshore wind projects. Geotechnical, wind resource and meteorology and oceanography (metocean) conditions such as water depth, distance from the shore, type of seabed, and wave and wind conditions have a direct and measurable impact on the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) as they determine the technology applied for the substructure of the offshore wind turbine. Moreover, the impact of these variables can be measured on capital expenditures as well as on operation and maintenance costs. The project's aim is to develop a GIS (Geographic Information System) tool based on a MCDM (Multi-Criterion Decision Making) approach to compute the LCOE of a generic wind farm. This is done by using the spatial distribution of different costs in the form of layers. The results highlight the importance of employing precise cost models, as well as the effects of wind turbine wakes in the energy production of neighboring wind turbines. The validation of the obtained results with other commercial software often employed in industry shed light on the accuracy of the study and open the possibility of employing the obtained LCOE layer as the basis for an optimization process.

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