Saturday, April 25, 2009

Green Power Superhighway

US FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) supports a proposed 3,000-mile regional “green power superhighway” designed to deliver wind-powered renewable energy from the upper Midwest to consumers in and around Chicago, Minneapolis and other load centers.

The cost for the new 765 kV transmission system is estimated at $10 - 12 billion and deliver up to 12,000 megawatts. News letter [pdf]

Under the assumption of 3 MW wind turbines it would require some 4,000 wind turbines to be installed!

What do these systems need? Information and communication systems ... a bright future for today's communication standards.

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