Economics of Offshore Wind Power

Challenges and Policy Considerations

Authors: Poudineh, Rahmatallah, Brown, Craig, Foley, Benjamin

  • Provides a thorough analysis of economics and regulation of offshore wind industry
  • Gives robust coverage of varying policy frameworks in the global landscape
  • Unlike other texts, goes beyond a focus on technology to understand policy and economic cost
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The book provides an overview of the policy frameworks that have been employed to support offshore wind power, and their efficacy in nurturing sustainable cost reductions across the industry.A growing number of countries are increasingly receptive to the prospect of implementing policies to support the deployment of large-scale renewable energy. The promise of carbon-free, utility-scale power generation from offshore wind farms has incentivised and nurtured offshore wind development. However, the high relative costs of deploying offshore wind compared to alternatives have a history of making it political divisive pursuit. At the same time when many countries are just beginning to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind industry, many other countries are experiencing what can be described as policy fatigue over supporting offshore wind. If cost reductions are not proven sustainable by the early 2020’s, then government support for offshore wind may start to erode and even completely evaporate in several key offshore wind markets – with global repercussions. This book will provide the reader with a clear picture of the current status and future challenges of the offshore wind industry globally, incorporating both a technical analysis of the cost drivers as well as a detailed analysis of policy design and economics of industry.

About the authors

Rahmatallah Poudineh is a Lead Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.Craig Brown is a Visiting Researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.Benjamin Foley, P.E. is the General Manager of Keystone Engineering Inc., New Orleans.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Background: Role of the Offshore Wind Industry

    Poudineh, Rahmatallah (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Global Offshore Wind Market

    Poudineh, Rahmatallah (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Cost Drivers and Technical Hurdles

    Poudineh, Rahmatallah (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Renewable Energy Support Policy Design

    Poudineh, Rahmatallah (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Current Support Policies to Promote Offshore Wind Power

    Poudineh, Rahmatallah (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66420-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66419-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Offshore Wind Power
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Policy Considerations
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66420-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66420-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66419-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 166
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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