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Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

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Editors: Raymond Alcorn 1 ; Dara O'Sullivan 1
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Publication Year: 2013

Renewable energy is expected to play a major part in future energy supplies, both to reduce the impact on the world climate and also to make up for any shortfall in conventional energy sources. Ocean energy has the potential to make a significant contribution to future renewable energy supplies as identified in recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change and the International Energy Agency. Ocean energy is an emerging industry sector and there are a number of promising developments under way. Significant commercial deployments in the gigawatt range are envisaged over the next 10 to 20 years in Europe, USA, Asia and South America.Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems gives an electrical engineer's perspective of this technology, addressing offshore wave and tidal power stations, grid integration and distribution. With contributions from a panel of leading international experts, this book is essential reading for electrical design engineers, researchers and students working in ocean energy development and renewable energy. Topics covered include generator selection and rating; electrical energy storage; grid integration; power quality; cabling, umbilicals and array layout; modelling and simulation techniques; control theory and realisation; power system issues; and economics of ocean energy electrical systems.

Inspec keywords: distribution networks; power supply quality; power cables; realisation theory; wave power generation; wave power plants; power system simulation; submarine cables; power generation planning; power generation economics; power grids; energy storage; tidal power stations; offshore installations

Other keywords: grid integration; umbilical cables; electrical energy storage; offshore wave tidal power stations; power distribution; underwater cable; control realisation theory; power system modelling simulation; power quality; ocean wave energy systems; tidal energy systems; power generation economics

Subjects: Other energy storage; Power system management, operation and economics; Monographs, and collections; General electrical engineering topics; Tidal and flow energy; General and management topics; Wave power; Power supply quality and harmonics; Power system planning and layout; Tidal power stations and plants; Control of electric power systems; Storage in electrical energy; Submarine cable systems

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