Analysis of offshore wind energy in Colombia: Current status and future opportunities
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Offshore wind energy is a sustainable and innovative energy source. However, its performance is extremely dependent on the local meteorology and oceanographic conditions. There are numerous opportunities as well as challenges to generate energy on a commercial scale in Colombia. This work tries to set up a base for harnessing offshore wind energy, considering the integration into the Colombian grid to offshore wind energy and the cost compared with the current system. The roadmap of the future of offshore wind energy in Colombia must be to fulfill three primary objectives identify the best opportunities for harnessing the offshore wind resource, to improve the investment in resources, and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This study provides specific knowledge about opportunities and challenges of offshore wind energy in Barranquilla, Colombia, through both technical and economic aspects.