wind turbine network connection construction, 2MW, onshore, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

Categories:
Categories:
42:Civil engineering/422:Construction of utility projects/4220:Construction of utility projects/4220a: Construction of utility projects for electricity production, except for liquid fuels
Location:
CA-QC
Reference year: 2008 - 2008
Description

Location: CA-QC - Canada, Québec
This dataset represents the construction of the network connection for wind turbines with 2MW and 2.3MW capacities. This is a child dataset for Quebec based on the global dataset.
This connection connects one turbine to the electricity network.
The main components of a network connection of a wind turbine are the cables, the transformer and the sub-station with the circuit breaker and the electricity meter inside it. According to (European Communities 2001), electricity produced with wind turbines is connected to medium voltage or high voltage systems, depending on the size of the windfarm.

Sources:
European Communities. 2001. Wind Turbine Grid Connection and Interaction. Deutsches Windenergie-Institut /Tech-wise A/S /DM Energy, p. 7 Tab.2.1

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

10 kV-cables with a total length of 1000 m per turbine are assumed to be used for the connection to the electricity network. Image: Cable trench and characteristics of the onshore cable used for the connection of the offshore wind park [Ilskov H. (2003) Offshore work on the 150 kV substation and the submarine cable. In proceedings from: Eltra Day, October 22nd, 2003, Billund, Denmark]

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

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