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Transmission Accomplished: Monthly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Transmission Professionals Group in Energy Central- March 27, 2020
Case for Stronger Grid Interconnections for Increased Canadian Electricity Exports While Greening the North America Grid
There may be a real opportunity to go well beyond those targets by tying Alberta and Saskatchewan’s intermittent wind and solar with BC’s and Manitoba’s firm hydro. With stronger interconnections the abundant and cheap wind and solar resources in Alberta and Saskatchewan complimented with BC and Manitoba’s fast ramping hydro can be harvested to export a 100% renewable steady supply of...
Matt great question and you're right. Main challenge is in the regional regulatory and markets not technology. Electricity markets and regulations are a provincial matter in Canada, adding an international border in the mix makes it even more challenging. The technology is mature and readily available in HVDC to connect neighboring provinces, and even UHVDC...