Scientists working on the Ocean Grid are presenting their work this week at the 20th edition of the EERA DeepWind offshore wind R&I conference, in Trondheim.
Harald Svendsen, from SINTEF Energy Research, presented his analysis of wind conditions along the coastline of Norway and in the southern part of the North Sea. His presentation titled “30 GW Offshore wind in Norway – wind power correlations” shows that there is little to no correlation between wind conditions in the southern part of the North Sea and areas located further North (off the coast of Trondheim and northwards). The analysis looked at 29 years of historical weather data.
At the closing session, Catherine Banet, professor at the University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, outlined the legal and regulatory aspects of offshore wind. She underlined the importance of including offshore wind in the upcoming redesign of the European electricity market, to ensure market rules both allow for the integration of a large share of renewables, and continue functioning after that integration has taken place. Catherine is involved in the Energy market design part of the research section of Ocean Grid.
The 2023 edition of the EERA DeepWind conference attracted a record number of participants in Trondheim, Norway. It features over 230 presentations and scientific posters on the following topics:
- Grid connection and power system integration
- New turbine and generator technology
- Met-ocean conditions
- Operation and maintenance
- Installation and substructures
- Marine operations and logistics
- Wind farm optimisation
- Experimental testing and validation
- Wind farm control systems
- Societal impact and controversies
- Environmental impact
- Legal and regulatory framework