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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, United Kingdom
Offshore wind is foreseen as one of the largest industrial areas for the coming decades with national targets of 30 GW installation already within 2040. Achieving renewable energy production targets through offshore wind will require a tremendous effort within research, development, innovation, and industrialization to speed and scale up according to the societal needs for clean electricity at a decent levelized cost of energy. NORCE and UiA are uniquely positioned to be integral at driving the race through their broad and advanced competencies within most of the key areas necessary to succeed, including structural design, sustainable operation and maintenance, noise pollution, marine infrastructure, marine life, environmental effects, remote sensing, areal planning, fisheries, marine geology, marine effects, electrification of infrastructure, aquaculture, bird protection, climate change, safety, governance, RD&I ecosystems, energy system and grid connection, society and social acceptance, and feed-in tariffs.
Wind measurements and data analysis, CFD modelling and turbine simulations, data visualization, condition monitoring, condition-based maintenance, prognostics, life extending controls, decision support, inspection, maintenance and repairs, drone inspections
Understand environmental effects individually for each wind farm, evaluate influence on marine life, robust risk analysis, support production development without compromising with marine eco systems, make recommendations for development of marine eco systems including society, biodiversity, marine regional and national politics, regulations and legislation, market mechanisms.
Offshore wind regional and spatial planning, energy policy, energy justice, energy democracy, multi-level governance, community energy benefits, energy infrastructures, social acceptance, rural energy transitions, energy poverty.
Optimal wind farm layout, wind power forecasts for grid and market integration, satellite monitoring of wind resources.
Relevant prosjekt examples:
Artificially Intelligent Management System (AIMS) for Distributed Wind Energy