Aarhus University Seal

Offshore wind transmission in the United States. A collectivist culture versus Europe's individualistic approach?

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperReviewResearchpeer-review

Standard

Offshore wind transmission in the United States. A collectivist culture versus Europe's individualistic approach? / Matathia, Alexander; Xydis, George.

In: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, 2022.

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperReviewResearchpeer-review

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Matathia, Alexander ; Xydis, George. / Offshore wind transmission in the United States. A collectivist culture versus Europe's individualistic approach?. In: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems. 2022.

Bibtex

@article{38542f0a573d44d1879337a34c37bb23,
title = "Offshore wind transmission in the United States. A collectivist culture versus Europe's individualistic approach?",
abstract = "In this paper, the benefits of an offshore wind transmission backbone grid for the east coast of the United States are discussed. It is explained why this is a more structured approach than a traditional radial grid where each wind farm project has its own export cable connection onshore. In this study, it was revealed that following an individualistic approach that Europe has followed so far in the wind offshore transmission, strategically, is more costly and time-consuming, including long-lasting permission processes. However, States by following a more collectivistic approach and by working synergistically towards implementing a backbone grid, it may be possible to reduce costs and save time. ",
keywords = "backbone, offshorewind transmission, radial",
author = "Alexander Matathia and George Xydis",
note = "Funding Information: A backbone grid delivers various benefits for offshore wind generation. It provides a planned approach for transmission that will limit cabling, reduce environmental concerns, increase reliability, and lessen delays in permitting []. One of the benefits of a backbone grid is increased reliability. A backbone grid has more routes for power to travel instead of having a singular onshore connection point. A National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) was conducted and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from 2011 to 2014. This study discusses the various connection types available for offshore wind farms. It mentions (p. 25), “A backbone structure increases the reliability of the offshore system above the radial connections.” as well as “an alternative offshore path (e.g., an offshore backbone or offshore grid system) can help to alleviate many of the voltage issues and mitigate onshore congestion, making this a possible alternative to onshore transmission reinforcements. Offshore HVDC backbone and grid systems show the potential for increased general control of the flow of offshore wind power” (p. 26). If there are multiple connections for offshore wind power to be transmitted, it will be able to travel where demand is needed. This will help spread out the wind power to reduce transmission congestion and increase reliability []. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2022 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston 2022.",
year = "2022",
doi = "10.1515/ijeeps-2022-0018",
language = "English",
journal = "International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems",
issn = "2194-5756",
publisher = "de Gruyter",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Offshore wind transmission in the United States. A collectivist culture versus Europe's individualistic approach?

AU - Matathia, Alexander

AU - Xydis, George

N1 - Funding Information: A backbone grid delivers various benefits for offshore wind generation. It provides a planned approach for transmission that will limit cabling, reduce environmental concerns, increase reliability, and lessen delays in permitting []. One of the benefits of a backbone grid is increased reliability. A backbone grid has more routes for power to travel instead of having a singular onshore connection point. A National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) was conducted and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from 2011 to 2014. This study discusses the various connection types available for offshore wind farms. It mentions (p. 25), “A backbone structure increases the reliability of the offshore system above the radial connections.” as well as “an alternative offshore path (e.g., an offshore backbone or offshore grid system) can help to alleviate many of the voltage issues and mitigate onshore congestion, making this a possible alternative to onshore transmission reinforcements. Offshore HVDC backbone and grid systems show the potential for increased general control of the flow of offshore wind power” (p. 26). If there are multiple connections for offshore wind power to be transmitted, it will be able to travel where demand is needed. This will help spread out the wind power to reduce transmission congestion and increase reliability []. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston 2022.

PY - 2022

Y1 - 2022

N2 - In this paper, the benefits of an offshore wind transmission backbone grid for the east coast of the United States are discussed. It is explained why this is a more structured approach than a traditional radial grid where each wind farm project has its own export cable connection onshore. In this study, it was revealed that following an individualistic approach that Europe has followed so far in the wind offshore transmission, strategically, is more costly and time-consuming, including long-lasting permission processes. However, States by following a more collectivistic approach and by working synergistically towards implementing a backbone grid, it may be possible to reduce costs and save time.

AB - In this paper, the benefits of an offshore wind transmission backbone grid for the east coast of the United States are discussed. It is explained why this is a more structured approach than a traditional radial grid where each wind farm project has its own export cable connection onshore. In this study, it was revealed that following an individualistic approach that Europe has followed so far in the wind offshore transmission, strategically, is more costly and time-consuming, including long-lasting permission processes. However, States by following a more collectivistic approach and by working synergistically towards implementing a backbone grid, it may be possible to reduce costs and save time.

KW - backbone

KW - offshorewind transmission

KW - radial

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85128995217&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1515/ijeeps-2022-0018

DO - 10.1515/ijeeps-2022-0018

M3 - Review

AN - SCOPUS:85128995217

JO - International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

JF - International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

SN - 2194-5756

ER -