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TitleEvaluation of an offshore wind power project : economic, strategic and environmental value
Author(s)Ferreira, Paula Varandas
Vieira, Filipa Dionísio
KeywordsFeed-in tariff
Offshore wind power
Project evaluation
Issue date24-Nov-2010
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Abstract(s)The use of wind energy for electricity generation is growing rapidly across the world and in Portugal. However, the geographical characteristics of the country along with the average wind regime and with the environmental restrictions imposed to these projects create limitations to the exploit of the onshore wind resource. The best onshore wind spots are already committed and the possibility of offshore wind farms in the Portuguese cost is now being considered. This paper aims to make a contribution to the evaluation of offshore wind power projects in Portugal. The technical restrictions are addressed and the strategic, environmental and financial interest of the project is analysed from the private company and public points of view. The results suggest that additional support schemes are required to ensure private investors interest for these projects. Assuming an approach of direct substitution of energy sources for electricity generation, the avoided CO2 equivalent emissions for an offshore wind power project were quantified. Based on the conclusions, future research is proposed to address the environmental and social impacts of these projects
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/19197
ISSN2010-376X
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CGIT - Publicações em actas de encontros científicos / Papers in conference proceedings
CITEPE - Publicações em actas de encontros científicos / Papers in conference proceedings

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