How Transmission Makes Renewables More Constant

June 9, 2019

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6 Responses to “How Transmission Makes Renewables More Constant”

  1. redskylite Says:

    Wind is increasing employment and generally good for the economy, should be encouraged by central governments and not threatened by tariffs.

    “US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

    Today, the U.S. has some 97,223 megawatts of wind capacity installed and 40,000 megawatts in development. For reference, the Locust Ridge farm Urichich supervises has 64 turbines with 128 megawatts of wind capacity installed — enough to power about 40,000 homes annually.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/us-wind-energy-industry-is-booming-but-tariffs-pose-a-threat.html

  2. redskylite Says:

    Batteries also figure in “baseload” like power, from distributed sources.

    Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply

    “By integrating storage technologies with onshore wind, we are blowing away one of the myths about renewable generation not being available when you need it,”

    https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1587063/scottishpower-add-50mw-battery-539mw-whitelee

    The Guardian’s take on the announcement. .

    Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply
    .

    “Scottish Power is to undertake the most ambitious battery power project in Europe in an attempt to unlock the potential of the UK’s wind and solar farms.

    The company will connect an industrial-scale battery, the size of half a football pitch, to the Whitelee onshore windfarm early next year to capture more power from its 215 turbines.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/10/scottish-power-build-vast-battery-improve-wind-energy

  3. redskylite Says:

    News from Forbes.

    U.S. Renewable Power Capacity Surpasses Coal For The First Time. . . .

    The revolution in renewable power hit a new milestone in April. Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released it’s latest Energy Infrastructure Update (EIU), with data through April 2019.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2019/06/10/u-s-renewable-power-capacity-surpasses-coal-for-the-first-time/

  4. redskylite Says:

    News from Montana

    Two more coal Replacement power doesn’t have to be “baseload” power, a term used to describe the kind of non-fluctuating energy delivery fossil fuels can offer.

    “I think this is a big opportunity to get Montana renewables into northwest markets, which we’ve been trying to do for a long time,” Fox said. “I think the economics that drive the shutdown are the same economics that should be working in favor of renewable resource power.”

    https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/colstrip-units-and-will-close-in/article_cac5e705-d9e6-5954-af8f-9dc26b584a0e.html


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