|Authors||T. Roc, S. W. Funke and K. M. Thyng|
|Title||Standard methodology for tidal array project optimisation: An idealized study of the Minas Passage|
|Afilliation||Scientific Computing, , Scientific Computing|
|Project(s)||Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Conference Name||European 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.