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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Optimizing the Power Rating of Substation Transformers for an Offshore Wind Farm
Author:M. Almiray Jaramillo (DTU Wind Energy and DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

One of the main challenges of the offshore wind energy industry is to reduce the cost of electricity. Among the crucial components of a wind farm are the substation transformers because of their high cost, size and vital role in the power transmission chain. Therefore the objective of this master project is to create a procedure and software tool to select and optimize the offshore and onshore substation transformers’ power rating for a given offshore wind farm. The scope of this work will be the UK market since it is leading the offshore wind policies and practices nowadays.