Analysis of the wind resource off New Jersey for offshore wind energy development

Hugh Roarty, Joe Riscica, Laura Palamara, Louis Bowers, Greg Seroka, Josh Kohut, Scott Glenn, Rich Dunk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

The state of New Jersey has the goal of producing 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2021. Offshore wind is envisioned as being part of that renewable portfolio. To meet this goal New Jersey passed the nation's first offshore wind renewable energy standard which requires that at least 1,100 megawatts (MW) by 2021. Currently NJ has 0 MW of offshore wind energy. In order to reduce the risk associated with installing these turbines, the Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory has undertaken a two year study of the ocean winds and currents to provide insight to the wind farm developers to the best locations for siting the wind turbines. A 13 MHz HF radar network was installed to measure the surface currents every 2 km out to a range of 60 km from the coast. These surface current measurements were validated against surface wind measurements from available meteorological stations. The surface currents will then be used to validate the surface winds from a weather model that has been created for this program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE
Subtitle of host publicationHarnessing the Power of the Ocean
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 19 2012

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

Other

OtherOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/14/1210/19/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

Keywords

  • HF radar
  • forecasting
  • offshore wind

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