electricity production, wind, 1-3MW turbine, offshore, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
D:Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply/35:Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply/351:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution/3510:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
JP - Japan
Reference year: 2000 - 2015

Location: JP - Japan
This dataset represents the production of high voltage electricity at offshore grid-connected wind power plants in Japan in 2012. It includes operation and maintenance expenditures as well as infrastructure inputs. Wind load hours have been adapted to local conditions (see parameters).
At the moment, the offshore wind turbines are approximated with a 2MW wind turbine.
According to The Wind Power Database (2014), total installed wind capacity on-and offshore in Japan in the end of 2014 amounted to 2476.508 MW. Out of it, 2.9% were installed offshore, which are modelled with a 2 MW wind turbine. Percentages of the three onshore wind power plant classes modelled in ecoinvent referring to the total installed capacity (222 windfarms by 12/2014): <1MW 14.4%; 1-3MW 70.2%; >3MW 12.5% [Retreived from The Wind Power. 2014. Wind power and wind farms database. www.thewindpower.net, Status December 2014].
[This dataset is meant to replace the following datasets:]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Technical details of the modeled 2 MW offshore wind power plant
Stiesdal H. (2001) Middelgrunden Offshore. A newsletter for customers and business associates, Bonus energy A/S. General technical description, Technical specification, Drawings and design, Bonus 2 MW offshore. Isager/Bogtryt/Offset, Svendborg, Denmark. www.bonus.dk

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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