By mid-century, 62% of the world’s electricity needs will come from solar and wind, generated by 17,000 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar and wind capacity. This is 14 times today’s 1,250 GW capacity, resulting in annual installations averaging around 780 GW in the 2040s. This growth will be driven by electricity demand and the fact that wind generation will increasingly be the most economical source of generation. Advances in wind turbine technology, the economies of scale, and smarter operations will further reduce the levelized cost of energy.
But how will blockage these new large scale wind farms?
Meet DNV GL's wind expert
Stefanie Bourne M.Sc, Business Director, Renewable Energy Project Development, Renewables Advisory, Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa
Stefanie is the Business Director of Renewable Energy Project Development at DNV GL. In this role, Stefanie oversees DNV GL’s competences related to the development phase of renewable assets in Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her remit includes onshore and offshore wind, solar and energy storage technologies. Leveraging over 12 years of development experience, Stefanie is able to connect developers and investors with DNV GL’s technical experts to support the development of more competitive, efficient projects. Stefanie has worked in all major global markets, including North & South America, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific – and has a strong technical background in both atmospheric science, energy yield analysis, project due diligence, site suitability and power performance testing. Prior to stepping into her current role, Stefanie spent four years as the lead engineer overseeing DNV GL’s project development activities in Africa, with a key focus on South Africa. Prior to joining DNV GL, Ms. Bourne worked as a teaching and graduate research assistant while completing her Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Stefanie will be sharing her expertise about international best practice and global insights regarding turbine interaction and wake effects:
Session: Wake Loss Effects
Date: Monday 26 October 2020