Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking.
Aldersey-Williams, John; Broadbent, Ian D.; Strachan, Peter A.
Ian D. Broadbent
Professor Peter Strachan email@example.com
Policymakers and regulators increasingly need to balance the requirements of energy demand, security and costs, and to do so they need accurate estimates of performance. This study uses public data to assess UK offshore wind farm performance to improve policy decisions. We find that average capacity factors have improved from 34.9% in Round 1 (2001) to 41.0% in Round 2 (2002) projects. Drivers and correlations of performance for United Kingdom offshore wind farms are analysed. The research also addresses problems with existing capacity factor estimates and generates new estimates of inter-year variability of capacity factors, providing a more accurate evidence base for policy and regulatory decisions.
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2020. Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. Utilities policy [online], 62, article ID 100985. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2019.100985
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 4, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 15, 2019|
|Publication Date||Feb 29, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Oct 29, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||May 16, 2021|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Policymakers; UK; Offshore wind farms; Performance; Capacity|
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS 2020 Analysis of United Kingdom
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