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

Categories:
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
Location:
NPCC, US only
Reference year: 2005 - 2015
Description

Location: NPCC, US only - Northeast Power Coordinating Council, US part only
This dataset represents the production of high voltage electricity at onshore grid-connected wind power plants with a capacity between 1 (excluded) and 3 (included) MW in US - Northeast Power Coordinating Council 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 class of onshore 1-3MW wind turbines is approximated with a 2 MW onshore wind turbine consisting of the infrastructure datasets for the 'wind turbine construction' and the 'network connection construction'. The wind turbine's parts are defined to be everything except for the network connection, i.e. rotor, nacelle, tower, and foundation.
According to The Wind Power Database (2014), total installed wind capacity on-and offshore in US - Northeast Power Coordinating Council in the end of 2014 amounted to 66708.243 MW. Out of it, 0% 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 (1031 windfarms by 12/2014): <1MW 7.7%; 1-3MW 91.5%; >3MW 0.8% [Retreived from The Wind Power. 2014. Wind power and wind farms database. www.thewindpower.net, Status December 2014]. Values valid for TOTAL US, not only for this NERC region.
[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.

Technology

Technology of a 2MW Vestas V80 wind power plant modelled with a dataset for the wind turbine (moving+fixed parts) and a network connection each.
See dataset 'wind turbine construction, 2MW, onshore' for detailed technical information.

Process type
Unit
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ECOSPOLD2
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
ecoinvent
Review status
External
Cost
For sale
License

ecoinvent EULA

Contact
support@ecoinvent.org