Grid Archive

6 Dec 2014

DanTysk offshore wind farm supplies first electricity to German power grid

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Muenchen have exported first power at the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. CTBR – News
5 Dec 2014

Enel Green Power connects 99MW Chilean wind farm to grid

Renewable energy firm Enel Green Power has connected the 99MW Taltal wind farm in Chile to the grid. CTBR – News
2 Dec 2014

Foresight Renewable Solutions selects Imergy’s batteries for US smart grid project

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a smart microgrid project in the US. CTBR – News
1 Dec 2014

EIB to support Czech Republic electricity transmission grid upgrade

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending CZK5bn (about €182m) to upgrade the electricity transmission infrastructure in the Czech Republic. CTBR – News
30 Nov 2014

Utility-Scale Battery Storage Is Essential For Both Grid And Consumers

Originally published on RenewEconomy. A new report by a Western Australia academic has underlined the importance of grid-scale battery storage, particularly as the penetration of rooftop solar rises to the point where baseload generation will no longer be
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