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  1. U.S. Department of Energy to fund major Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection study

    Source: ABB  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it is providing funding for a team of leading energy organizations to perform a broad study that will assess the most promising sites for high offshore wind production along all of the U.S. coastal regions. The ABB-led team will investigate important technical and economic questions about the integration of offshore wind energy through a range of transmission technologies .  This DOE study – the “National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study” – will be led by experts from five influential energy, manufacturing, consulting, utility and research organizations: ABB ( NYSE:ABB ), AWS Truepower , Duke Energy ( NYSE:DUK) , National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Pittsburgh.  This team will determine the expected staging of offshore wind development in each of the coastal regions, develop expected wind generation production profiles, assess the applicability of integration study methods to offshore wind production, assess a variety of offshore wind collection and delivery technologies, and consider regulatory issues that may influence the selection of technologies or the implementation of systems.  Additionally, the study will provide the technical and economic viability data necessary to produce a roadmap to the DOE’s “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030” wind goals for the U.S. This Offshore Wind initiative will help guide the national effort to achieve a 54 gigawatts (GW) of deployed offshore wind generating capacity by 2030. Electric power generated by wind resources has become an increasingly important part of the energy production portfolio of the U.S. The majority of current wind production, however, is land-based in spite of significant accessible wind resources offshore, as well as significant technological developments for offshore wind production in recent years.  “We appreciate this support and funding from the Department of Energy. We believe that we have put together a strong team and look forward to working with our partners on this study,” said John Daniel, Senior Principal Consultant, ABB, and the Principal Investigator and overall coordinator of the project. “We hope we will be able to help the Department of Energy provide valuable information for the utilities, developers, legislators and regulators on the path forward to including offshore wind as part of the energy portfolio of the U.S.” The DOE Offshore Wind Initiative invests $43 million in 41 projects across 20 states over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems. The projects will advance wind turbine design tools and hardware, improve information about U.S. offshore wind resources, and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind by reducing market barriers such as supply chain development, transmission and infrastructure.  In addition to John Daniel, the team leadership for this project will be provided by Ken Pennock (AWS Truepower), Spencer Hanes (Duke Energy), Lynn Coles (NREL) and Gregory Reed (University of Pittsburgh).

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2011

  2. AMSC wins D VAR orders for grid interconnection of U.K. wind farms

    AMSC expects to continue to grow this portion of its power grid business as a result of the rising global demand for clean, zero-emission energy

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    Tue, 18 Jan 2011

  3. DOE to fund offshore wind grid interconnection study

    The ABB-led team will investigate important technical and economic questions about the integration of offshore wind energy through a range of transmission technologies

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2011

  4. Imera Power unveils €4.4bn North Sea/Atlantic grid interconnection projects

    Ireland's Imera Power has announced that it will build North Sea and Atlantic electricity grids, connecting key markets and offshore wind farms as the foundation for a pan-European offshore electricity network.

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    Tue, 3 Feb 2009

  1. Greece's Metka to build 811 MW gas fired plant, tender for Greek islands grid interconnection imminent

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    Wed, 23 Sep 2009

  2. Black-Start Capability Lets New System Operate Without Grid Interconnection

    Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced its first stand-alone Capstone 60 microturbine able to start itself with its integrated energy storage system. The Capstone 60 can operate independent of any electric grid. Automatic dual-mode switching between the grid-connected mode and stand-alone mode ...

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    Sun, 1 Jul 2001

  3. NY Department of Public Service Approves Capstone Microturbines for Grid Interconnection

    The New York State Department of Public Service has approved the Capstone MicroTurbine as the first 3-phase distributed generation (DG) device permitted to operate in parallel with utilities in the State of New York as part of the state's new DG standard.

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    Wed, 16 Aug 2000

  4. ABB wins $900MM Norwegian, German power transmission link order

    ABB's NordLink project will be Europe's longest HVDC power grid interconnection and enable the transmission of 1,400 MW of renewable energy

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015

  5. Energy management: ABB highlights high performance wind technologies at AWEA Windpower 2016

    Substations and more: Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), microgrids, control systems and grid integration solutions on display to help wind developers and operators across the wind value chain leverage new technologies from source to socket.

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    Tue, 24 May 2016

  6. Tres Amigas receives $12m investment from Mitsui

    Tres Amigas LLC, the US-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas SuperStation, has confirmed that Mitsui & Company Limited is to invest $12 million in the project.

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2011

  7. Tres Amigas announces $12MM investment from Mitsui

    Mitsui & Co., Ltd., has agreed to invest $12 million in the U.S.-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas to further internationalize their “Smart Green Information Technology” business model.

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2011

  8. SNC Lavalin appointed to GCC grid project

    The grid interconnection authority for the GCC states (GCCIA) has appointed Canada's SNC Lavalin to provide consultancy services and has approved the list of prequalifiers for the first phase of the GCC power grid project.

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    Mon, 11 Oct 2004

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