Articles | Volume 17
22 Jun 2020
 | 22 Jun 2020

Wind: generating power and cooling the power lines

Marko Kaasik and Sander Mirme

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Short summary
In the case of coastal wind farms, the wind that produces power simultaneously contributes to the cooling of high-voltage overhead conductors. Ideally this would allow for increased power transmission or decreased dimensions and cost of the conductor wires. In this study we investigate how well the wind speed in coastal wind farms is correlated with wind along a 75 km long 330 kW power line towards inland.