Locations of potential offshore wind development and their coordinates

The resulting series consisted of gross energy production figures at six-hourly intervals. Energy losses were not accounted for in this series (a blanket fixed-

Table 10.2 Coordinates for potential offshore wind plants

Location

Latitude (°)

Longitude (°)

Thames Estuary

52.4

1.9

Baltic Sea

56.2

18.8

Celtic Sea

48.6

-9.4

Mediterranean (Marseille)

42.9

3.8

Orkney

60.0

-3.8

Black Sea West

42.9

28.1

Trafalgar

35.2

-7.5

Irish Sea

52.4

-5.6

Source: Hughes and Hurley (2005a, b)

Source: Hughes and Hurley (2005a, b)

percentage loss would produce a time series that never exceeds the threshold determined by the loss percentage).

The distribution of load factor throughout the year was examined for the seven scenarios. The first scenario placed all capacity in the Thames Estuary. Each successive scenario added an equivalent amount of capacity to the new area until all seven locations had an equivalent capacity. This occurred in the following order: the Thames Estuary, the Baltic Sea, Orkney, the Celtic Sea, Trafalgar, the Mediterranean (Marseilles) and the Irish Sea.

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