Imperial College London

DrIainStaffell

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Systems
 
 
 
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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Bosch:2019:10.1016/j.energy.2019.116357,
author = {Bosch, J and Staffell, I and Hawkes, AD},
doi = {10.1016/j.energy.2019.116357},
journal = {Energy},
pages = {116357--116357},
title = {Global levelised cost of electricity from offshore wind},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116357},
volume = {189},
year = {2019}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - There is strong agreement across the energy modelling community that wind energy will be a key route to mitigating carbon emissions in the electricity sector. This paper presents a Geospatial Information System methodology for estimating spatially-resolved levelised cost of electricity for offshore wind, globally. The principal spatial characteristics of capital costs are transmission distance (i.e. the distance to grid connection) and water depth, because of the disparate costs of turbine foundation technologies. High resolution capacity factors are estimated from a bottom-up estimation of global wind speeds calculated from several decades of wind speed data. A technology-rich description of fixed and floating foundation types allows the levelised cost of electricity to be calculated for 1×1km grid cells, relative to location-specific annual energy production, and accounting for exclusion areas, array losses and turbine availability. These data can be used to assess the economically viable offshore wind energy potential, globally and on a country basis, and can serve as inputs to energy systems models.
AU - Bosch,J
AU - Staffell,I
AU - Hawkes,AD
DO - 10.1016/j.energy.2019.116357
EP - 116357
PY - 2019///
SN - 0360-5442
SP - 116357
TI - Global levelised cost of electricity from offshore wind
T2 - Energy
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116357
UR - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0360544219320523?via%3Dihub
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/74266
VL - 189
ER -