Innovative Transmission System Integration & Operation

 Large-scale demonstration of innovative transmission system integration and operation solutions for (inter)connecting renewable electricity production. Transmission grid topic in Call FP7-ENERGY-2013-2 Date of publication : 10 July 2012 Deadline for proposals submission : 24 January 2013  ACTIVITY ENERGY.7: SMART ENERGY NETWORKS Indicative budget: EUR 45 million Topic ENERGY.2013.7.2.3: Large-sca... »

Effect of brutal cutoff of wind capacity – Spanish Wind ramping, intermittency back up Spain’s variable wind and stable electricity networks Sunday 15 November 2009 in uncategorized by Chris Goodall One of the frequent criticisms of wind energy is that national distribution systems (‘the grid’) cannot cope with large number of turbines because of the variability and unpredictability of their output. Grids need to match supply and demand... »

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... »

UK Energy bills set to rise £ 3 / year to pay for £2bn investment in distribution / trasnmission

 4th Oct 2010 – BBC web site Energy bills set to rise to pay for £32bn investment The rise in renewable energy such as windfarms mean a radical rewiring of the National Grid is needed Gas and electricity bills will both have to rise by £3 a year, as £32bn is needed to improve the UK’s distribution infrastructure, the regulator has said. Ofgem said energy firms needed to spend that sum ... »

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 . 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 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... »

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... »

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 ) 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... »