AuthorsT. Roc, S. W. Funke and K. M. Thyng
TitleStandard methodology for tidal array project optimisation: An idealized study of the Minas Passage
AfilliationScientific Computing, , Scientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2015
Conference NameEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2015

This proceeding describes the principles as well as an idealised application of a standard methodology designed for tidal array project optimisation. In essence, this iterative method defines, in a systematic fashion, how to design the most adapted optimisation strategy to a particular project. This coupled optimisation system accounts for both hydrodynamic and techno-economic aspects and has lead to an improvement of 63\% of the internal rate of return compared to a non-optimised scenario. This proceeding also investigates comprehensive metrics and benchmarks for tidal array optimisation based on both environmental and socio-economic aspects of the project site by investigating the sensitivity of a set of optimisation levers and analysing array-induced hydrodynamic-impacts. Future work will involve accounting for additional constraints based on limiting environmental impacts.


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