European Supergrid

Dr Gregor Czisch to talk at Synergistic SuperGrid for Transmitting Energy Overseas 2011 Collecting the SuperGrid Puzzle & Moving Closer to Reality

    CompanyNameDesignationCountry Climate ParliamentNicholas DunlopFounder and Secretary-GeneralUnited Kingdom Siemens Transmission and DistributionMatthew KnightBusiness Development ManagerUnited Kingdom Friends of the SupergridAna AguadoCEOBelgium Commission for Energy RegulationPaul BrandonManager – Electricity TransmissionIreland The University of GlasgowEnrique AchaProfessor of Electrical Pow... »

Papers in Energy Policy from Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobson, Stanford / California University USA – 100% renewable energy at reasonable prices and timescales

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi recently published two papers in Energy Policy expanding upon our article on 100% wind, water, and solar power for the world, published in Scientific American in November 2009. I am attaching corrected in-press proofs of the articles. Mark and I continue to work on various aspects of this, so we welcome comments on these papers. (Please do not distribute them system... »

Decarbonising europe – European Climate found general consensus on one way forward for low carbon, affordable energy?

Dear all,   I would like to introduce you to the analysis Dave mentions below and point everyone to the material at www.roadmap2050.eu . Just today more of the underlying material has been added to the site for download.   The analysis examined plausible 80%-by-2050 decarbonisation pathways for Europe and then conducted a deep dive into electricity. This involved modeling the entire European elect... »

Prospects for Trans-Atlantic Undersea Power Transmission

Prospects for Trans-Atlantic Undersea Power Transmission harryc@ontarioeast.net Submarine Power Cable Precedents: For several decades, submarine power cables have carried electric power across short distances under bodies of water within the same nation. Some examples include the cable from mainland Italy to the offshore Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Similar cables were installed ... »

North Sea Supergrid Declaration

The declaration: 1. The Ministers of the North Seas Countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom Considering, 2. The crucial role which offshore wind energy is bound to play in order for Europe to meet the EU’s 20-20-20 targets. The major part of offshore wind energy development in Europe will be focused on the North and North We... »

European hydro capacity compared to the demand for electricity

Hydro Capacity in the EU-15 and Norway 22 days the energy storage capacity of hydro across Western Europe, (the EU15 countries plus Norway and Iceland),  expressed in terms of average daily electricity demand 177 TWh the storage capacity, put another way. That’s the same as 0.604 quads, 22MTCe, 15 MTOe, 152Pcal,  637PJ, or 465kWh per person across the 381 million people in the EU15+Norway. 1... »

Fury at plan to power EU homes from Congo dam – Grand Inga – World Bank supports controversial $80bn project

Plans to link Europe to what would be the world's biggest hydroelectric dam project in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked fierce controversy. The Grand Inga dam, which has received initial support from the World Bqank would cost $80bn (£48bn). At 40,000MW, it has more than twice the generation capacity of the giant Three Gorges dam in China and would be equivalent to the enti... »

Wind Energy Variability and Intermittency in the UK : New Reports

Three completely independent reports on the wind variability issue appeared in June and July 2009, all with the same message: the variability of wind needs to be taken into account, but it does not make the grid unmanageable; and the additional costs, which are modest, can be quantified. »

Vision 2020 and beyond – Dr. Gregor Czisch Ex Kassell University discussed the integration of African Power production internally and with Europe to fully exploit the vast hydro power available at the Inga Dam site

" The Grand Inga dam can provide 2/3 of African power needs and some of Europe's" While integration – meaning electrical inter - connections of neighbours – on the one hand may enable cheap electricity, on the other, it can cause dependence. Therefore, to avoid a single source dependency, it might be seen as a better solution, to use less favourable resources inside a given country, and accept... »

What area of wind turbines would be needed in reasonable sites in the UK to in one year generate all UKs power demand?

Data A 5 MW turbine rotor diameter is 126m ( from the Repower website http://www.repower.de/index.php?id=12&L=1 ) According to Martin Alder, a wind farm owner and developer: Across wind turbine spacing = 3 x dia (Assume tower to tower) Down wind turbine spacing = 5 x dia According to Colin Palmer, of Wind Prospect, a leading wind farm developer, load factors of 30 - 35% onshore, and 40% of... »