AWS Truepower LLC, will collaborate on the Carolinas Offshore Wind Integration Case Study with Duke Energy, ABB Inc (NYSE: ABB), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC).
The project is funded by the Department of Energy and designed to gain valuable knowledge about the benefits and challenges associated with developing offshore wind generation facilities in the waters off the coasts of North and South Carolina. The results will be critical to making rational policy and commercial decisions related to offshore wind.
The Carolinas Offshore Wind Integration Case Study will assess viable wind deployment sites, evaluate the impact of development of three different amounts of installed offshore wind generation capacity, evaluate the effect of various collection and interconnection technologies and methods, and assess the operational impacts to Duke Energy Carolinas electric power system.
The results of this study are aimed at providing utility planners, industry participants and policy makers with new information to make informed decisions related to offshore wind development.
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