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    Assessing the utility and effectiveness of the IEC standards for wave energy resource characterisation


    Ramos, Victor and Carballo, R. and Ringwood, John (2016) Assessing the utility and effectiveness of the IEC standards for wave energy resource characterisation. In: Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2016), Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2016. CRC Press, pp. 27-36. ISBN 9781138626270

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    Abstract

    Over the next decades, wave energy aims to become a commercially viable source of energy. For this purpose, a complete understanding of the wave resource characterisation is needed. In this context, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has developed a technical specification for the assessment of the wave resource, IEC-TS 62600-101: Marine energy-Wave, tidal and other water current converters-Part 101: Wave energy resource assessment and characterisation (IEC-TS). IEC-TS classifies resource assessment studies into three different categories: reconnaissance, feasibility and design. The requirements for the model setup (mesh resolution, boundary conditions) and the effort (validation process, computational times) vary considerably from one class to the other. Accordingly, the main goal of this work is to explore this methodology using the Irish West coast as a case study. Overall, it was found that the methodology proposed performs well, offering a detailed characterisation of the resource; however, with the aim of making the technical specification more manageable, some aspects related to the validation and model setup procedures may be revisited for future editions.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: IEC standards; wave energy resource characterisation; International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); technical specification; Ireland; case study;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 12470
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 17:38
    Publisher: CRC Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Marine Renewable Ireland Centre
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