Optimal Wind Farm Cabling

Xuan Gong, Stefanie Kuenzel, Bikash Pal

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Wind farm cable length has a direct impact on the project cost, reliability, and electrical losses. The optimum cable layout results in a lower unit cost of generating electricity offshore. This paper explores three cabling structures: the string structure, ring structure, and multiloop structure on a three-dimensional seabed The newly proposed multiloop structure increases reliability and proves to be most economic when the failure rate and mean time to repair of cables are relatively high. Particle swarm optimization is used to find the optimal substation location that minimizes the overall cable distance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
EventIEEE PES GM 2020 - Montreal, moved to virtual, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


ConferenceIEEE PES GM 2020
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  • string structure
  • ring structure
  • multi-loop structure
  • 3D seabed
  • particle swarm optimization

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