2017-10-19
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    RET Coursework
    ... into old technologies as well as new will be explored. This course also discusses the power grid, local utilities and how power is generated and sold back...
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    ... to determine how much power will be produced by a given turbine at a particular site. Dynamics of interfacing tur­bines with the power grid is examined...

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  • Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland 10/10/2017
    ... of this project." Microsoft is also acquiring an Irish energy supply license from GE. The supply license will benefit both Microsoft and the Irish power... grid, as it allows the company the flexibility to easily grow and invest in renewable energy in Ireland over time. ElectroRoute will act as trading service provider for the supply company. "ElectroRoute is delighted to work with Microsoft and GE to structure and manage the energy trading activities for the supply company," said Ronan Doherty, chief executive at ElectroRoute. "The wind energy sector is particularly vibrant in Ireland at the moment, and we are seeing the emergence of an array of new structures and procurement approaches, which I feel will persist and grow into the future." This agreement continues Microsoft's history of supporting sustainability projects in Ireland, including a new forestry initiative announced earlier this year and investments in energy efficiency measures and technologies that have greatly reduced its energy and water footprint. Once operational, the new wind project will bring Microsoft's total global direct procurement in renewable energy projects to almost 600 megawatts. In 2016, Microsoft set clean energy commitments to power its datacenters and bring new renewable energy sources online in the communities in which it operates. ...
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    Nexans Sets a New World Record to Strengthen Norway's Power Grid 10/10/2017
    ...Nexans Sets a New World Record to Strengthen Norway's Power Grid Nexans breaking records in Norway Nexans will install a submarine cable in Norway... at a sea depth of 526 meter to strenghten power grid in the Bergen region Nexans will install a submarine cable in Norway at a sea depth of 526 meters, breaking its previous world record of the world’s longest and deepest 420 kV XLPE submarine cable system / The cable will complete the last construction stage of a new BKK power connection in Western Norway, supplying power to around 200,000 households, businesses and industry facilities in the Bergen region Nexans, Norway, power grid, cable, submarine cable While the Nordic countries are among the most advanced in terms of clean electricity generation, their consumption of energy per capita is also among the highest in the world due to cold climate and a sparse population distribution. To meet growing electricity demand and accompany increased energy production, BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest power companies, decided to install the Kollsnes-Mongstad power line to strengthen the electrical grid in Western Norway. After the manufacturing and installation of two submarine cables for Kollsnes-Mongstad connection, BKK Nett AS has awarded Nexans with a contract worth approximately 37 million euros for delivery of the third and last submarine cable to complete the Modalen-Mongstad connection. The new 420 kV connection between Modalen-Mongstad will ensure power supply to over 420,000 residents, businesses and industry facilities throughout the region. With the extensive archipelago landscape on the west coast of Norway, Nexans submarine cable will cross the Fensfjord, which is approximately 8 km wide and 526 meters at its deepest point, thus breaking the record of the world’s longest and deepest 420 kV XLPE submarine cable system. The previous record was also set by Nexans during the construction of the first part of the connection between Kollsnes and Mongstad in the end of 2016. The Kollsnes-Mongstad connection had to cross two fjords: the Lurefjord and the Hjeltefjord which was a mere 390 meters at its deepest.  “Through our long history, we have always worked closely with our customers to develop most advanced technology that allows us to bring to life even the most ambitious energy projects,” said Vincent Dessale, Executive Vice President in Subsea Energy Systems Business Line in Nexans Norway.  “We are delighted that BKK has once again shown confidence in Nexans, entrusting us with the delivery of all three submarine cables needed to provide safe power supply to local residents, as well as the industry and commerce that create value in West Norway. We are now looking forward to deliver on this inspirational project, breaking our existing world record.”  Nexans will develop and produce the submarine cable at its facility in Halden, Norway. Installation and work on the seabed will be performed by Nexans’ own cable-laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak in the summer of 2019.  After commissioning, the Modalen-Mongstad facility shall be handed over to Statnett ASA, the company with system responsibility for Norway's central power grid. ...
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    A New Start After The Disaster - Puerto Rico Offers a Unique Opportunity 10/06/2017
    .... But with the help of state funds, that have now been set up for Puerto Rico, it is possible to rebuild the power grid - including underground...
  • Morgan Stanley Announces New Goal of Carbon Neutrality for Global Operations by 2022 09/21/2017
    ... a solid oxide fuel cell at its Purchase, NY facility to reduce reliance on the regional power grid. It produces 2M kWh of electricity annually...
  • DNV GL launches world’s first control hardware in loop test bench for renewable energy systems 09/08/2017
    ... facility or power grid. This enables cost-effective, low-risk testing under realistic conditions for all forms of renewable energy control systems DNV GL...
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    Independent power grid as a milestone for an energy transition project 09/01/2017
    ...Independent power grid as a milestone for an energy transition project First operation of an islanded grid using only renewable power successful For the first time, a portion of the low-voltage network has been decoupled from the main power grid. In the community of Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region of Germany it was possible to provide uninterrupted and stable operation of the island grid. Siemens successfully demonstrates with project partners first operation of an islanded grid using only renewable power / Uninterruptible, stable grid operation possible thanks to a microgrid / Electricity pioneers in Wildpoldsried, Allgäu, Germany / Regional insights will have a global impact For the first time, a portion of the low-voltage network has been decoupled from the main power grid. In the community of Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region of Germany it was possible to provide uninterrupted and stable operation of the island grid. Siemens and its project partners implemented a regional, self-contained and intelligent power distribution grid there, a microgrid. As the share of distributed, renewable power generation units, such as photovoltaic or biogas systems continues to increase in the energy mix, local island grids will make a vital contribution in the future to maintaining a high degree of reliable power supply. These microgrids can also be used in the event of faults, such as those caused by storms, flooding or blackouts. Wildpoldsried serves as the model community in the transformation to power supply supported by prosumers, i.e., producers and consumers of electricity. "Increasing amounts of distributed energy systems such as photovoltaic and wind in local grids require more intelligent control to maintain grid stability and optimal operation", stated Constantin Ginet, head of Global Microgrid Solutions at the Siemens Energy Management Division. "In Wildpoldsried we have now successfully proven the ability of a Microgrid to perform under real conditions. This is a significant milestone demonstrating that, in the future, Microgrids can play an important role in supporting the success of the energy transition in Germany and around the world." Testing of the microgrid took place within the IREN2 research project. Siemens, the Allgäuer Überlandwerke, IDKOM Networks GmbH, RWTH Aachen and the Kempten University of Applied Sciences set up and have been testing a smart grid, that is, an intelligent power supply grid in the Allgäu region of Germany since 2011. The goal of this project is to technically and economically optimize an energy system with distributed power generation. The joint R&D collaborative project IREN2 focuses on microgrids as island grids, along with the use and operation of microgrids as topological power plants. Microgrids are independent supply regions that are not connected with the main grid and which therefore place special demands on operations management. Topological power plants are sections of the grid whose loads and power producers can be controlled commonly, much like a conventional power plant. The community of Wildpoldsried, with a population of around 2,500, supplies its energy needs entirely from renewable energy sources and produces seven times as much electricity as it consumes over an entire year. Providing proof of the capability of the low-voltage microgrid to reliably supply power took place in four steps. Experts first deliberately initiated a power failure. Power supply was then restored in the affected grid section locally as an islanded grid. Operation of this islanded grid functioned smoothly while being disconnected from the main grid. In the next step, the partners resynchronized the islanded grid with the public grid without any interruption so that the 32 connection points in several streets, including a school, a kindergarten, an industrial building and several households did not notice any negative impacts from this. Finally, the experts demonstrated how the section of the grid involved could be switched to operation as an islanded grid and resynched with the public grid at the "push of a button", without any interruption in power supply. "We and our project partners will further apply and expand the results and insights gained from the microgrid tests conducted within the framework of IREN2", declared Andreas Armstorfer from the Kempten University of Applied Sciences. "As we had assumed in advance, our customers did not notice any change from standard operation to the island grid", stated Guido Zeller, IREN2 project manager and employee of AllgäuNetz GmbH & Co. KG. "Here and today we have once again driven the energy transition another step forward by our participation in this research project", adds Michael Lucke, managing director of Allgäuer Überlandwerke GmbH. The testing of the island grid in Wildpoldsried will serve as a model for other low-voltage grids in the future, for microgrids will continue to grow in importance in a fundamentally evolving energy world. Power from renewable energy sources will play an ever-increasing role. At the beginning of the 90s, there were only around 100 large-scale power plants that produced power in Germany. Since then, the number of small, distributed power generation facilities has risen to several million – and this number will continue to increase in the future. As the portion of renewables-based energy continues to grow, so also will fluctuations in power generation. Smart grids represent a solution to this. Thanks to their intelligent control and energy storage capabilities they can compensate for volatile power generation and consumption, thus enabling stable grid operation. ...
  • TenneT transfers approximately 7.77 terawatt hours of wind energy from the North Sea to the shore in the first half of 2017 08/29/2017
    ... offshore grid connection systems with a joint 5,221-megawatt capacity for transmitting offshore wind energy to the power grid. TenneT will complete three further grid connection systems by the end of 2019, which will make available a transmission capacity of 7,132 megawatts from the North Sea. There are plans for four more connections by 2025, which will increase North Sea transmission capacity to over 10,000 megawatts. The maximum infeed performance of offshore wind farms in the North Sea reached 4,010 megawatts on 07 June 2017. Capacity expansion for offshore wind farms in the North Sea attained 4,399 megawatts on the effective date of 30/06/2017.  “Offshore wind farm capacities in the North Sea totalled almost 3,000 megawatts in the first half of 2016, which rose to almost 4,400 megawatts by the end of June 2017. This expansion, on the one hand, lays clear the present growth in generation output, but a major prerequisite for the successful bringing in of the ‘wind harvest’ was the continual expansion of TenneT transmission capacities, since February 2016 we have already been able to supply more than 5,200 megawatts. As such, TenneT has now achieved more than 80% of the federal government’s expansion goal of having 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacities by 2020,” said Hartmann. The wind energy turbines in the Baltic Sea (not within the TenneT grid area) generated 0.7 terawatt hours*) in the first half of 2017, which means Germany’s total offshore yield totalled 8.47 terawatt hours *). With an addition 38.74 terawatt hours*) of generated onshore wind energy, the total yield is thus 47.21 terawatt hours*). *) Financially subsidised electricity in accordance with the German Renewable Energy Act, without other direct marketing; for 2017, as the provisional actual value. ...
  • Power cable to Germany is being installed 08/02/2017
    ... power grids and one of the world's longest power cables Installation of a subsea power cable between Norway and Germany has started. The first metres..., will be one of the world’s longest power cables, and will provide the first direct link between the Norwegian and German power grids. The entire...
  • DONG Energy and TenneT sign first offshore grid connection agreement 07/10/2017
    ... voltage power grid on land is of great added value." In order to do this as efficient as possible, TenneT has between 2014 and 2016 developed...
  • 2017 China Wind Power Outlook 06/29/2017
    .... The National Energy Administration (NEA) set the wind power grid-connected capacity target at 210GW and the wind power generation target at 420TWh by the end...
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