Grid Archive

27 Nov 2014

TenneT selects Arcadis consortium for offshore grid development

Dutch electricity transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has selected a consortium of Arcadis and Pondera Consult for a 1.4GW grid link designed to support two 700MW offshore wind farms in the North Sea. CTBR – News
22 Nov 2014

The Next Breakthrough in Grid Capacity

The next breakthrough in grid capacity may combine the best features of ultracapacitors – greater speed and power – with the capacity of battery storage The Next Breakthrough in Grid Capacity was originally published on CleanTechnica. To
12 Nov 2014

Small German Town Becomes Smart Grid Testing Ground

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone A small German town in southern Bavaria is participating in an interesting experiment proving that a high-renewables future is viable. Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) currently produces 500 percent more
10 Nov 2014

UK’s National Grid secures £1.5bn loan from European Investment Bank

National Grid has secured a £1.5bn loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund electricity infrastructure projects throughout the UK. CTBR – News
7 Nov 2014

DNV GL and Grontmij to support TenneT in improving Dutch grid

A consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij has signed a €39m framework agreement to support TenneT in the further development of the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands. CTBR – News
4 Nov 2014

ABB commissions HVDC station to enhance Michigan grid stability

Swiss power technology firm ABB has commissioned a 200MW HVDC Light station that will improve grid stability and integrate more wind energy in the US state of Michigan. CTBR – News
29 Oct 2014

Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank

RenewEconomy. Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 – up from just 10 now – setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the
1 Oct 2014

ABB secures $30m contract to improve Bangladesh power grid

Switzerland-based ABB has secured a contract worth about $ 30m from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) to deliver four new substations and help expand six others. CTBR – News
21 Sep 2014

Taming The Smart Grid Beast

Taming the Smart Grid beast: SGIP sorts out the new grid puzzle of solar, wind, distributed energy, vehicle-to-grid, and energy storage Taming The Smart Grid Beast was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join
18 Sep 2014

Wind Power Could Improve Grid Resiliency

A new study investigating wind power and grid resiliency by GE’s Energy Consulting business in late-August found that wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls. Scenarios where the US electrical