Solving the 'chicken and the egg' problem of enhanced generation and robust transmission capacity
- Nov 18, 2020 3:19 am GMT
In a recently published, in-depth white paper, the Business Network of Offshore Wind pulls research and case studies together to try and give recommendations on how the U.S. offshore wind industry would handle the "chicken and the egg" problem of enhancing electricity generation and building greater transmission capacity. The report states that the offshore wind questions plaguing the East Coast are the same questions faced by regions and countries that have wanted to integrate remotely generated energy from renewable sources.
The report says the east coast of the U.S. faces some hurdles with offshore wind if it cannot put together a robust, interregional energy transmission plan. The Business Network of Offshore Wind offers six recommendations in developing such a strategy:
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