Wind Data Management and the Impact on Wind Power Farm Investments

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Wind Data Management and the Impact on Wind Power Farm Investments
Authors: Corné, Jonas
Lindström, Andreas
Abstract: To generate and sell electric power from wind power turbines is an emerging industry in Sweden. The many new projects require financing. In order to assess such a project and acquire capital, the production potential needs to be proven. This implies that the wind speed conditions over the project lifetime need to be predicted and incorporated into the project’s Net Present Value. However, recent studies show that overestimations are common, which is likely to have a devastating impact on a project’s Net Present Value. In order to decrease uncertainty, a more efficient way of managing wind data is required. Through interviews in Sweden and literature study it becomes clear that all actors; developers, consultants and financial institutions are in favor of more extensive on site measurements. The report goes on to investigate how wind data is currently managed, i.e. from measurement and collection to final bankable report, and attempts to identify areas of improvement are finally made. Two areas of improvement that are clear are: 1. More extensive measurements are needed 2. Increased accountability and/or less dependency on consultants are needed The wind power industry is still young in Sweden and developments are made rapidly. Industry structure, company responsibilities and companies’ level of vertical integration are in an evolving state.
Keywords: Elkraftteknik;Electric power engineering
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för energi och miljö
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Energy and Environment
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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