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North-South power link to be studied
Jul. 25, 2011 - irishtimes.com
MINISTER FOR Energy Pat Rabbitte has appointed
three international experts to a commission to
examine whether there is a case for building all
or part of the North-South high voltage electricity
interconnector underground, and the cost involved
in such a project.
Intermittency and the HVDC Supergrid
May 22, 2011 - Howard Silverman - peopleandplace.net
Smart grid or supergrid? Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, distinguishing them can be useful.
- Virtual-Power-Plant Market Capacity Expected To Double By 2015
Apr 16, 2011 - renewgridmag.com
A new report from Pike Research suggests that the market for virtual power plants (VPPs) will continue its steady growth over the next several years, increasing from $5.2 billion in worldwide revenue in 2010 to nearly $7.4 billion by 2015, under a base-case scenario. In a more aggressive forecast scenario, global VPP revenues could reach as high as $12.7 billion during the same period.
- View HVDC converter stations from space
Mar 2, 2011 - ABB.com
If you have the Google Earth software on your computer we invite you to click
on the Google Earth links! We have limited to only those converter stations where
Google Earth provides a good resolution.
- How home solar arrays can help to stabilize the grid, part 1 of 2
May 25, 2010 - George Musser - scientificamerican.com
Solar arrays can do more than feed energy into the power grid.
- Interconnected energy systems key to energy efficiency
May 24, 2010 - Karel Smrcka - engineeringnews.co.za
The closing message of the World Energy Dialogue (WED), staged at Hanover 2010, could not have been clearer: a high degree of interconnection is key to achieving sustainable energy supplies for today’s rapidly growing urban centres. Only by means of integrated power grids across regional and national borders can long-term efficiency be attained and future challenges be adequately tackled.
- Peak Performance
May 24, 2010 - Ralph Masiello - Rick Fioramanti - Jillis Readschelders - online.qmags.com
Balancing the Grid with Renewables Storage
- Behind the Light Switch: What Will a Smart Grid Look Like?
May 18, 2010 - David Biello - scientificamerican.com
A nut-and-bolts, transformer-and-cable view of the power grid as it gets smarter
- Energy question of the week: How is electrical power carried across the sea?
Apr 13, 2010 - Jan Oliver Loefken
Two trends are emerging for future renewable electricity. In the first, local solar, wind or biomass plants will produce more energy for small communities or single homes.
- Exploration of Resource and
Feb 25, 2010 - Andrew Mills, Amol Phadke, and Ryan Wiser
Exploration of Resource and
Transmission Expansion Decisions in
the Western Renewable Energy Zone
Directions in Transmission
Jan 27, 2010 - Salvatore Salamone -
countries around the world, there is a growing need to move what is expected to
be significant amounts of wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity from sparsely
populated remote regions to the cities where demand is great
Stand by for the Supergrid
Oct 3, 2009 - Anjana Ahuja - Times Online
If you are a glass-half-empty sort of person you might find yourself tempted
by the Cheltenham Literature Festival event on October 17 entitled “2050:
Did Science Save Us?”. This discussion will take participants more than
40 years into the future, when humankind has defied all sorts of shenanigans to
stay in existence. What technologies, the panel will ask, are most likely to help
us to survive to that point and beyond?
minutes radio program on the benefits of supergrid
Sept 23, 2009 -
is the supergrid? - Supplying renewable electricity worldwide
16, 2009 - Environmental Expert.com
This month the G8 Summit agreed the
first steps towards a significant global strategy on climate change by agreeing
that global warming temperatures should not exceed 2C of 1900 levels and that
member nations will work towards an 80% reduction of green house gas emissions
by 2050. The USA has taken a major step-change in its attitude towards the climate
and President Obama who chaired the discussion stressed that the issue of climate
change could no longer be ignored and that we should look towards December and
Ltd. Presents Ultrahigh-voltage Transformer for the World’s Longest Power Transmission
Dec 29, 2008 - Justice Sirikah - ABB
and automation technology group, ABB, last week confirmed that it has effectively
tested a most recent type of transformer, compatible with power superhighways
– power links that distribute extensive quantities of electricity over extremely
cables connect the world’s power systems
Sep 4, 2008 - ABB
The orders are from an impressive cross-section of utilities, grid operators and
large industrial energy consumers. They want stable grids, an efficient and reliable
way to trade energy, and the ability to deliver electric power in an environmentally
friendly and cost effective way, from the mainland to consumers at sea, or from
the sea to consumers on the mainland.
Passage To America
Mar 28, 2008 - Forbes.com
LONDON - Could
Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea soccer club be setting his
sights on improving U.S.-Russian relations?
Energy Plan to Be Debated in Parliament
Feb 25, 2008 - Newsblaze.com
Every year, each square kilometre of hot desert receives solar energy equivalent
to 1.5 million barrels of oil. Multiplying by the area of deserts worldwide, this
is several hundred times the entire energy consumption of the world. It is possible
to tap in to this cornucopia using the simple proven technique of "concentrating
solar power" (CSP): using mirrors to concentrate sunlight to create heat and then
using the heat to raise steam to drive turbines and generate electricity, just
like a conventional power station. Solar heat can be stored so that electricity
generation can continue at night.
highways for electric current
Feb 7, 2008 - International Energy Solutions
- Engineer Live
Global demand for electric power will continue to grow
significantly in the years ahead, a trend that will seriously impact the expansion
of power plant capacities and adaptation of power supply systems. All in all,
enormous investments will be necessary in the near future in power generation,
and thus also in power transmission. High-voltage direct current transmission
(HVDC) will play a major role in this scenario, especially for long-distance links
but also for submarine cable links or for interconnecting disparate power supply
systems where necessary.
Aspects of Grid Interconnection
Nov 8, 2007 - Multi Dimensional Issues
in International Electric Power Grid Interconnections - UN Publications - http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/publications/energy/chapter5.pdf
This Chapter of this Report reviews some of the key potential political benefits
and liabilities of international grid interconnections, describes the types of
political cooperation required between and within countries to make grid interconnections
work effectively, and notes national attributes that favor successful interconnections.
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