The report provides details of transmission requirements for gigawatt scale implementation of off-shore wind generation off the coast of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Based on the production cost simulations, adding 8.5 GW of offshore wind requires some local reinforcement, but probably wouldnﾒt require significant new onshore transmission lines.
Building an Infrastructure for Ocean Based Renewable Energy in the Southeast U.S.: Phase 2C- Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Study
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE)
Friday, September 9, 2011