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Quantitative Risk Assessment of Wave Energy Technology
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

European Commission (2011) aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emission sby 85-95% by 2050 in comparison to 1990’s levels. Wave energy could be an important step to archiving this goal. This report aims to develop a quantitative risk assessment for the Uppsala University's wave energy converter. Failure rates have been collected from various databases and reports and have been processed accordingly in order to implement them in the risk analysis. CAPEX, OPEX and possible downtime windows have been estimated. A fault tree analysis (FTA) has estimated the total unavailability, unreliability and downtime. Furthermore an economical assessment model using Monte Carlo and the unreliability data from the FTA has been developed, estimating the expected LCOE and OPEX/WEC for parks consisting of 20, 100, and 200 WECs (wave energy converters). The result show that the O-ring seal has the largest impact on both the unavailability, and the economy of the OPEX/WEC. Second biggest contributor is the translator bearing failure. The study also shows that the CAPEX cost has to be reduced to make the LCOE competitive in comparison to other renewable sources. A comparison between the system unavailability and unreliability has also been done in terms of different component parameters.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 84
Series
TVE-MFE ; 18 001UPTEC E, ISSN 1654-7616 ; 18 003
Keywords [en]
risk assessment, wave power, wave energy converter, marine energy technology, failure rate, Monte Carlo, fault tree, CAPEX, OPEX; LCOE
Keywords [sv]
vågkraft, vågenergi, riskanalys
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-342033DiVA, id: diva2:1183579
Educational program
Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production; Master Programme in Electrical Engineering
Presentation
2018-02-12, 80115, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 15:15 (English)
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Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-18 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved

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