Cost Reduction in Supporting Infrastructure - Electrical Connection
TNEI Services Ltd
TNEI Services Ltd (TNEI), ITP Energised (ITPE) and JDR Cables (JDR) were commissioned as a consortium by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to undertake a landscaping study regarding the electrical connection infrastructure, and to assess how cost efficiencies made in this subsystem could improve the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for wave farms overall.
The study presented in this final report provides an assessment of a number of cost reduction opportunities that have been identified with regards to the electrical connection infrastructure.
A State of the Art report was produced as part of this study, which served as a basis to understand the current developmental status of the majority of electrical components for a wave energy system, from where opportunities for cost reduction were explored and identified.
From the results of these analyses, a number of conclusions and recommendations for future Research and Development (R&D) have been formed and are presented in the final report.
This landscaping study investigates the electrical connection infrastructure of wave farms. It aims to identify cost reduction opportunities specific to the electrical connection infrastructure, whereby cost efficiencies made in the supporting infrastructures would in turn improve the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for wave farms overall.View Details