Deep decarbonisation target scenarios for Germany show an installed offshore wind capacity ranging between 50 and 70 gigawatts in 2050. But how many full-load hours can offshore wind effectively reach in the German North Sea at such high installed capacity densities? For the publication “Making the Most of Offshore Wind” the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI) simulated interaction effects between wind farms and the atmosphere. To this purpose, they used two distinct modelling approaches – one model being simple and fast, the other one being highly detailed and requiring a computer cluster to perform the simulations. The results show what needs to be taken into account when planning offshore wind farms.
On April 21, Jake Badger (DTU) and Axel Kleidon (MPI) presented their simulation results, and Matthias Deutsch (Agora Energiewende) added the conclusions drawn by Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende. The one-hour webinar was held in English.
The slides can be found in the download section below.
We recorded the webinar in order to allow anyone not able to follow it on 21 April to watch it afterwards. The recording can be found above.