Debate: Electrifying the oil sector requires 12-15 TWh of stable, renewable energy production. 53-66 plants the size of the Faurefjellet wind farms will be able to produce this energy – but only when it’s windy.
Bard S. Solem
Headwind in Norway
Headwind in Norway
Wind energy has not been – and cannot be – the answer to the “green shift”. Therefore, the consequences are too large and the production too small. In addition to the oil sector, the transportation sector will be electrified, energy-intensive industry, carbon sequestration, etc. In addition, we invite energy-intensive data centers and battery factories to Norway – because we are supposed to have such large amounts of renewable energy.
With 12 turbines at 200 metres, the Faurefjellet wind farm is said to be capable of producing 228 GWh each. general. This force comes and goes with the wind – unstable and unpredictable. Industry and consumers are not interested in this power. Therefore the corresponding amount of counterbalance force is necessary to ensure a stable power supply.
If we analyze the energy production at the Jircreem wind power plant in 2020, hour by hour, we see how unpredictable the production is in reality at the wind power plants in Rogaland. The oil industry cannot rely on this energy source. If there were no winds in Rogaland, then all wind turbines would remain stationary.
The Faurefjellet wind farm is reported to provide an average annual production of 228 GWh. This indicates a production of 3.4 gigawatt-hours per hour. The installed capacity is megawatts. However, trials from the first two years of operation at Bajrkarim give production only 2.6 to 3.1 GWh for each. Installed capacity (MW). Faurefjellet will be able to produce up to 208 GWh if we use this as a basis – not the 228 GWh as stated in the license application. In the Bjerkrem license, they use the factor of 3.6 – this is much higher than what is real production.
Gives the wrong impression
The Faurefjellet wind farm has an area of 2.8 square kilometres. This tells little or nothing about the consequences of the area and is likely to confuse or give a false impression of the consequences.
The facility necessitates permanent interventions in the terrain and reduced biodiversity. Roads, parking lots, mass pullouts, and power lines affect not only the immediate area. The plant has a diminishing effect with distance. In the 600-2000 meter distance range, turbines and interferences will dominate the surroundings.
The plant with its 200-meter-high turbines stands out well above the terrain and can be seen in varying degrees for a distance of 30-50 km.
The area becomes unsuitable for recreation and outdoor life due to. The noise is 19.6 square kilometers if we use the authorities’ noise guidelines. Residential and recreational buildings are not allowed on an area of 8.5 square kilometers. Inside the factory, the noise level will be much higher than 55 dB. If one is to calculate the consequences of the area, the affected area must be in accordance with the requirements of the special authorities, and then the whole area will be 19.6 square kilometers.
The consequences for landowners therefore go far beyond the planning area and the areas where wind energy is often regulated. These large burdens can have significant financial consequences – in addition to deteriorating public health and a reduced quality of life.
Just a small part of the need
Energy prices escalated in the NO2 region after we were able to export energy and import electricity prices from the continent via new electric cables. Some argue that we need to increase energy production to bring down price levels. This is impossible because the demand for energy on the continent is almost inexhaustible. Norway’s renewable energy production is only a fraction of the need.
Thus, the energy production at Faurefjellet accounts for only 4 per mile of energy production in the area. The average energy production at NO2 is 54800 GWh each. general. Thus the wind power plant will not have any appreciable impact on the energy prices of nitrogen dioxide. On the other hand, the capacity of foreign cables from the region is 5100 MW. The Faurefjellet wind farm is supposed to be able to contribute modestly to exports only 35-50 days a year at best.
Wind energy is not sustainable and renewable, it leaves lasting effects. The Faurefjellet wind farm occupies large areas due to noise. The planned area is 2.8 square kilometers, but residential and recreational buildings within an area of 8 square kilometers 5 square kilometers and 19.6 square kilometers will be unsuitable for recreation and outdoor life will not be allowed according to the authorities’ guidance.
If we analyze the energy production at the Jircreem wind power plant in 2020, hour by hour, we see how unpredictable the production is in reality at the wind power plants in Rogaland. The oil industry cannot rely on this energy source.
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