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Needed investments in the power system to bring wind energy to shore in Belgium
Buijs, P.; Bekaert, D.; Van Hertem, D.; Belmans, R. (2009). Needed investments in the power system to bring wind energy to shore in Belgium, in: IEEE (Ed.) 2009 IEEE Bucharest PowerTech. Proceedings of a meeting held 28 June-2 July 2009, Bucharest, Romania. pp. 2381-2386. hdl.handle.net/10.1109/PTC.2009.5281952
In: IEEE (Ed.) (2009). 2009 IEEE Bucharest PowerTech. Proceedings of a meeting held 28 June-2 July 2009, Bucharest, Romania. IEEE: New York. ISBN 978-1-4244-2234-0 . 3169 (5 Vols) pp., more

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 292439 [ OMA ]
Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Transmission investments; Offshore wind power

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Abstract
    Renewable energy sources, and especially wind, take an increasing fraction of the European electric energy generation and they form an important part of the plans of the European commission towards a more sustainable future. Also for Belgium, wind power offers the most important renewable energy potential. Especially offshore wind power projects are booming and more than 2 GW is announced to be installed in the Belgian coastal waters. Of course, this energy needs to be transported to the mainland. At this moment however, the power system near to the coast is not ready to absorb such large amounts of electric power. New investments in transmission lines will be needed but these have been difficult in the densely populated country and further public opposition out of social, environmental and political concern is expected. For this paper, the Belgian situation is examined considering different investment options. A novel optimal investment model based on [1] is used to determine the techno-economic optimal investment policy.

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