Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

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  • Year: 2013

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBRN0170

  • ISBN: 978-1-84919-561-4

  • Pagination: 400 pp.

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Description

Wave and tidal energy engineering has developed strongly in the past decade, with hundred-MW arrays of full scale grid connected wave and tidal devices planned for the next few years. Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems provides an electrical engineering perspective on these offshore power stations and their integration to the grid.

Topics covered include:

  • the selection and sizing of generators and their interaction with power electronics
  • power cables, connectors and umbilical’s
  • grid integration and power quality issues
  • energy storage
  • the implementation of control systems in ocean energy devices modelling and simulation
  • the relative costing’s of various systems
  • the influence of electrical design on overall project lifetime cost.
  • Topics covered include:
  • the selection and sizing of generators and their interaction with power electronics
  • power cables, connectors and umbilical’s
  • grid integration and power quality issues
  • energy storage
  • the implementation of control systems in ocean energy devices modelling and simulation
  • the relative costing’s of various systems
  • the influence of electrical design on overall project lifetime cost


About the Editors

Dr. Raymond Alcorn is Executive Director at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre at University College Cork. He has been involved in ocean energy for the past 15 years including involvement in the formation of the Irish Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA).

Dr Dara O’Sullivan is a Systems Engineer in Motor and Power Control at Analog Devices International. He was formerly a Senior Research Fellow in electrical issues in ocean energy development at the Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre, University College Cork, Ireland.

Book readership

With contributions from a panel of leading international experts, Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems is essential reading for electrical design engineers, researchers and students working in ocean energy development and renewable energy.

 

Book contents

1 Introduction

2 Electrical generators in ocean energy converters

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Overview of generator drive train options
  • 2.3 Overview of generator functionality in ocean energy converters
  • 2.4 Generators in wave energy systems
  • 2.5 Generators in tidal energy systems
  • 2.6 Power electronics for generator control in ocean
  • energy converters
  • 2.7 Summary
  • 2.8 References

3 Cabling umbilical and array layout

  • 3.1 Definition of grid connection layout
  • 3.2 Engineering of grid connection infrastructures
  • 3.3 Dynamic cable and connector design
  • 3.4 References

4 Grid integration: part I – power system interactions of
wave energy generators

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Interaction of wave energy generation with the electrical grid
  • 4.3 Off-grid operation of ocean energy systems
  • 4.4 Conclusions
  • 4.5 References

5 Grid integration: part II – power quality issues

  • 5.1 Power quality of waveform
  • 5.2 Power quality of supply
  • 5.3 Guidelines and standards
  • 5.4 Conclusions
  • 5.5 References

6 Grid integration: part III – case studies

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Case study: tidal energy – SeaGen
  • 6.3 Case study: wave energy
  • 6.4 Capacity value of wave energy
  • 6.5 References

7 Electrical energy storage systems

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Motivations for energy storage
  • 7.3 Approaches to implementation of energy storage
  • 7.4 Electrical energy storage – technology description
  • 7.5 EES case studies
  • 7.6 Issues associated with electrical energy storage
  • 7.7 Sizing of the capacity according to performance criterions
  • 7.8 References

8 Control systems – design and implementation

  • 8.1 Overview of control scheme
  • 8.2 Implications of control schemes for electrical system design  in tidal energy converters
  • 8.3 Implications of control schemes for electrical system design in wave energy converters
  • 8.4 References

9 Modelling and simulation techniques

  • 9.1 Resource to wire modelling for tidal turbines
  • 9.2 Resource to wire modelling techniques for wave energy converters
  • 9.3 Power system dynamic models
  • 9.4 References

10 Economics of ocean energy electrical systems

  • 10.1 Economic challenges and optimisation of ocean energy electrical systems
  • 10.2 Ocean energy system economics and cost of electricity
  • 10.3 References
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