Wind & Marine Energy Systems & StructuresAcademic Partners

Peter Taylor

PhD Title - Optimising the utilisation of subsea cables in GW offshore wind farm collectors

This PhD investigates the potential benefits from introducing energy storage into large-scale offshore wind farms. The project can be refined down to two research questions to be answered:

What is the potential economic impact of using energy storage at offshore wind farm level to reduce the cable rating and mechanical fatigue in the offshore wind turbines?

How can energy storage and wind turbine assets be controlled effectively to maximise the benefits in terms of electrical collector cost and wind farm performance?

This project is part of the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub; a collaboration between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the Universities of Strathclyde and Manchester.

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Start Date - October 2017

Institution - University of Strathclyde

Degree - MEng Aeronautical Engineering - Loughborough University