Why is wind power so expensive? And can anything be done about this?

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Technical Lecture
17 September 2013 18:00 - 20:30
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The Economics of Wind Power - Manchester IMechE 17Sep13

Onshore wind turbines represent a relatively mature technology, which ought to have achieved a satisfactory level of reliability in operation as plants age. Unfortunately, detailed analysis of the relationship between age and performance gives a rather difference picture.

The talk will examine the economics of wind generation in the UK from a system perspective once the total amount of wind capacity exceeds 12-15 GW.  It will discuss what measures may be required to integrate large amounts of wind capacity with other sources of power generation while meeting demand for electricity and ensuring system stability.

This is an IMechE Power Industry Division North West Centre event.

Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, M1 5GD, Room T0.03

Please register free for the event via Event Brite http://theperformanceofwindfarms.eventbrite.co.uk/


Dr Gordon Hughes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches Economics of Natural Resources and Public Economics. He was previously a senior adviser on energy and environment policy at World Bank and has advised governments on environmental policies.


John Dalton Building East Room E419 - Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building
Room E419
Manchester Metropolitan University
M1 5GD
United Kingdom

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