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Offshore wind: the potential to contribute a quarter of UK electricity by 2024

Boyle, Godfrey (2007). Offshore wind: the potential to contribute a quarter of UK electricity by 2024. Wind Engineering, 31(2) pp. 65–74.

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Abstract

The paper's main conclusion is that by 2024 a major offshore wind programme could be supplying 26% of UK electricity and saving c. 6% of UK carbon emissions. In comparison, by 2024 an expanded nuclear programme of 10 PWRs could supply 23% of current demand and displace c. 5% of carbon emissions. The cost of electricity from offshore wind is likely to be no more than that from nuclear power, including the additional costs of reserve power to cope with the variability of wind. An expanded UK offshore wind industry could support c. 50000 jobs.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0309-524X
Keywords: offshore; wind power; variability; nuclear power; carbon emissions; electricity supply; UK; reserve power; employment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 8395
Depositing User: Godfrey Boyle
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 06:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8395
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