Including wind resource trends in a micrositing optimization of the Block Island Wind Farm, RI, USA

Rebekka Gisela Gieschen, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

The study researches the effect of changes in the wind resource on wind farm micrositing in the Ocean Special Area Management Plan in Rhode Island, USA. Optimum layouts of wind turbines are determined with a genetic algorithm balancing technological, ecological and fishery constraints in the Wind Farm Siting Index. First, the layout of the Block Island Wind Farm is recalculated with a linear trend of wind magnitude. Second, the effect of changing wind direction on the turbine locations is examined. After that, an optimized layout for the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area is determined and compared to the application of the wind trend.^

Subject Area

Computer engineering|Natural resource management|Land use planning|Ocean engineering

Recommended Citation

Rebekka Gisela Gieschen, "Including wind resource trends in a micrositing optimization of the Block Island Wind Farm, RI, USA" (2015). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI1596180.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI1596180

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