Transmission Accomplished: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Transmission Professionals Group- December 4, 2020
- Dec 4, 2020 2:36 pm GMT
Hard to believe we’ve already reached the December issue of ‘Transmission Accomplished’—where did the year 2020 go!? Oh yea…nevermind..
Despite the whirlwind year it’s been, the transmission professionals group on Energy Central has been active, sharing important news updates, blog posts and white papers, and most importantly engaging in discussions in the comments on the premiere group for transmission professionals. This digest features the best of the best of those submissions. Enjoy!
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On the Value of Time-Diversified Renewable Energy Using Interregional HVDC Transmission
Speaking of important innovations that can transform the grid of tomorrow from today’s existing transmission infrastructure, Robert Schulte shared this important scientific paper on one specific approach that can and should be implemented more widely and rapidly: time-diversified renewable energy using HVDC between regions. This is a topic that’s being explored worldwide, so we’re lucky to have the perspective of Robert available to address the topic with our community members. Take advantage and reach out to Robert in the comments to discuss!
Shining a Light on Advanced Transmission Technologies
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/pip/shining-light-advanced-transmission-technologies
The grid, it’s said, is the largest, most complex machine that humans have ever built. And it’s been that way for many years, way before digital technologies become more ubiquitous on the grid. As such, this post from Dan Greenberg—Advisor with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission—is so important, as it highlights some of the most important new, innovative, and critical technology that can and should be implemented more widely on the transmission infrastructure. Dan brings a keen utility-insider perspective, so I highly recommend checking out this article and sharing any questions or comments you have at the end of the article.
The Biggest Challenge for Offshore Wind
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/tr/biggest-challenge-offshore-wind
Clean energy generation being installed more widely is often cited as one of the most important ways for the energy transition to come into fruition, but this article from Ashik Kalam of Prospero Events Group highlights that building out generation isn’t the end of it—and the transmission sector needs to get creative and proactive to be able to connect these new assets to the wider grid.
It's time to use accurate line ratings...
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/tr/it%E2%80%99s-time-use-accurate-line-ratings%E2%80%A6
Closing out this month’s issue is this great article from Jay Caspary of Grid Strategies LLC that covers the challenges associated with transmission line ratings and how the current system of measuring and utilizing transmission line ratings may be leaving opportunity on the table that is shortchanging the grid and the industry. Jay’s insights here are well worth a read, so I’ll direct you there rather than have me try to summarize his already terrific article!
Thanks once again for taking in this edition of ‘Transmission Accomplished.’ Be sure to engage the above authors who are eager to hear your thoughts and questions. And if you want to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to share your articles directly to the Transmission Professionals Community in the coming weeks.
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