From the Back Cover
A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN OFFSHORE WIND TECHNOLOGY
Offshore Wind Energy Technology offers a reference based on the research material developed by the acclaimed Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (NOWITECH) and material developed by the expert authors over the last 20 years. This comprehensive text covers critical topics such as wind energy conversion systems technology, control systems, grid connection and system integration, and novel structures including bottom-fixed and floating. The text also reviews the most current operation and maintenance strategies as well as technologies and design tools for novel offshore wind energy concepts.
The text contains a wealth of mathematical derivations, tables, graphs, worked examples, and illustrative case studies. Authoritative and accessible, Offshore Wind Energy Technology:
- Contains coverage of electricity markets for offshore wind energy and then discusses the challenges posed by the cost and limited opportunities
- Discusses novel offshore wind turbine structures and floaters
- Features an analysis of the stochastic dynamics of offshore/marine structures
- Describes the logistics of planning, designing, building, and connecting an offshore wind farm
Written for students and professionals in the field, Offshore Wind Energy Technology is a definitive resource that reviews all facets of offshore wind energy technology and grid connection.
About the Author
John Olav Giaever Tande is Chief Scientist with SINTEF Energy Research and Director of NOWITECH, a EUR 40 million (2009-2017) research cooperation on Offshore Wind Technology, www.nowitech.no. He is also heading the sub-programme on offshore wind energy within the European Energy Research Alliance, and Steering Committee member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform ETIP wind. He has more than 20 years experience within the field of wind energy research, with focus on grid integration and offshore technology. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1988 and has since then worked in Denmark and Norway. He has been with SINTEF Energy Research since 1997. Dr. Olimpo Anaya-Lara, is a Reader in the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Over the course of his career, he has successfully undertaken research on power electronic equipment, control systems design, and stability and control of power systems with increased wind energy penetration. Dr Anaya-Lara is a key participant to the Wind Integration Sub-Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme Wind (JP Wind), leading Strathclyde s involvement and contribution to this Sub-Programme. He leads the research activity of power systems and grid integration on EERA projects Design Tools for Offshore Clusters (DTOC) and Integrated Research Project Wind (IRPWIND). Dr. Anaya-Lara is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (Trondheim). He was appointed to the post of Visiting Professor in Wind Energy at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway funded by Det Norske Veritas (2010-2011). He was a member of the International Energy Annexes XXI Dynamic models of wind farms for power system studies and XXIII Offshore wind energy technology development. He also was a member of the CIGRE Working Group B4-39 The connection, transmission and distribution of bulk wind power using power electronic-based applications where he contributed Chapter 10 Future Trends and Concepts to the final report. He has published 4 technical books, as well as over 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Kjetil Uhlen is professor in Power Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, and a Special Adviser at STATNETT (the Norwegian TSO). He has a Masters degree (1986) and PhD degree (1994) in control engineering. His PhD work was on design and control of autonomous wind-diesel systems with battery energy storage. Research on wind power integration in the power system was also a main activity when working for SINTEF Energy Research until 2009. As Professor at NTNU the main responsibility has been research and education related to power system stability and control. Recent focus has been on the development and implementation of applications based on Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) in operation and control. As special advisor at STATNETT, a main goal has been to enable the deployment of R&D results in this area into the control room environment. Kjetil Uhlen has been a member of IEEE since 1993 and has been co-editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He was Norwegian member of CIGRE Study Committee C4, System technical performance (2004-2012) and convener of Advisory Group C4.6 Power system security assessment (2004-2010) and the CIGRE Working Group WG C4.603 Analytical techniques and tools for power balancing assessments (2009 - 2015). Dr. Karl Merz has been a researcher in the field of offshore renewable energy since 2008. His PhD thesis was on the design of optimal stall-regulated rotors for offshore wind turbines. After joining SINTEF Energy in 2012, he has focused on the dynamics and control of offshore wind turbines and power plants. Highlights include the design of a control system for the Deepwind floating vertical-axis wind turbine, and the development of the STAS wind power plant analysis program, which is a unified state-space model including aerodynamic, hydrodynamic, structural, electrical, and control systems. Prior to his career in renewable energy, Karl worked at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and developed analysis methods used to design and certify composite structures on the 787 aircraft.