Wind energy will lead the way for global electricity sector transformation. Its cumulative installed capacity could reach more than 5,000 GW by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency[1], generating more than 35% of total electricity demand.

The evolution of the wind industry has been fast and remarkable, allowing onshore wind (and offshore wind in certain European markets) to be cost-competitive with fossil fuel generation sources.  Ongoing innovations include larger capacity turbines and increased hub heights and rotor diameters to help improve yields, while technological advancements in wind turbine foundations are a key enabling factor for offshore wind development. Development of offshore wind parks will also entail transmission line construction, mainly in DC technology.

Large-scale integration of wind energy sources creates technical, economic, environmental and social impacts that must be mitigated, due to the variable and intermittent nature of the power generated, as well as to the visual impact and noise pollution from wind farms. CESI can help you overcame all these challenges, supporting you throughout the wind project lifecycle with electrical engineering, structural, geological, ecological and environmental expertise.

In this respect, EnerNex, a CESI company, is able to determine the impact, extent, and temporal nature of integrating renewable energy resources at the transmission and distribution level. Discover more on EnerNex website.

[1] IRENA_Future_of_wind_2019.pdf