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Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Energy

DescriptionCurrently, installation, operation, and maintenance (IO&M) costs contribute approximately 30% to the LCOE of offshore wind plants. To reduce LCOE while ensuring safety, this paper identifies principal cost drivers associated with IO&M and quantifies their impacts on LCOE. The paper identifies technology improvement opportunities and provides a basis for evaluating innovative engineering and scientific concepts developed subsequently to the study. Through the completion of a case study, an optimum IO&M strategy for a hypothetical offshore wind project is identified.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages106
Document SizePDF 1.6 MB
First Received7/9/2013 10:37:32 AM
Program NameWind Program
Keywordsoffshore, wind program, installation, maintenance, operation, LCOE, NREL
Print Date7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Product ID6310
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