Transmission & Grid Interconnection

(planning, rules, regulations)

Update to the Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on Lowering New England Energy Prices

Source/Sponsor: 
Cape Wind Associates, LLC
Creator/Author: 
Charles River Associates (CRA)
Description: 

Using updated input assumptions, the report projected wholesale power prices over the period 2014-2038, for scenarios with and without Cape Wind in service, and quantified the expected reduction in wholesale power prices and wholesale electricity costs that would result from the power supplied by the project. The report found that Cape Wind would lead to a reduction in the wholesale cost of power averaging $286 million annually over the years 2014–2038, resulting in an aggregate savings of $7.2 billion over 25 years. If Cape Wind were in service, the price of power in the New England wholesale market is projected to be $1.86/MWh lower on average. Over the combined 16-year period spanning construction and the first 15 years of operations, Cape Wind would create an average estimated net addition of 514 jobs in Massachusetts and 1,119 jobs in New England.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
210 KB
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Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long-Term Contracts for Deepwater Offshore Wind Energy Pilot Projects and Tidal Energy Demonstration Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) solicits proposals for one or more long-term contracts to supply an aggregate total of no more than 30 megawatts of installed capacity and associated renewable energy and renewable energy credits (RECs) from deep-water offshore wind energy pilot projects or tidal energy demonstration projects.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
189 KB
Resource Type: 
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Maryland Offshore Wind Development: Regulatory Environment, Potential Interconnection Points, Investment Model, and Select Conflict Areas

Source/Sponsor: 
University of Maryland (UMD), Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER)
Creator/Author: 
University of Maryland (UMD), Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER)
Description: 

This study investigates four aspects of offshore wind energy in Maryland: (1) the regulatory and policy environment for offshore wind development; (2) optimal interconnection points for bringing offshore power onshore; (3) estimated investment costs; and, (4) potential conflicts between radar functionality, military activities, and wind farm siting.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 25, 2010
7 MB
Resource Type: 
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State: 

Fiscal and Policy Note- Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 237)

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Legislature
Description: 

This Fiscal and Policy Note analyzes the state fiscal effect and policy framework of the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012. Over a five-year period, the Public Service Commission's (PSC) anticipated administrative expenditures would amount to $3.4 million, which would be covered by a special assessment fee between fiscal years 2013-2016. State expenditures on electricity would increase to $3.57 million in fiscal year 2017.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2012
592 KB
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Unsolicited Right-of-Way (ROW) Grant Application for the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Atlantic Grid Development, LLC
Creator/Author: 
Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Description: 

Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) filed this application for a right-of-way (ROW) grant to a total of 300 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) blocks. Seven OCS blocks were identified as potential offshore converter station hubs. The transmission corridor would encompass a 24 square mile area of the OCS blocks (or 1% of total area). When fully built, the project would comprise about 790 square miles of offshore transmission cable that would enable up to 7,000 MW of offshore wind turbine capacity to be integrated into the regional high-voltage grid.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2011
5 MB
Resource Type: 
Document

Request to Study the Atlantic Wind Connection Project and Request for Scoping Meeting

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC); Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
Creator/Author: 
States of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Eastern PJM States)
Description: 

The Eastern PJM States request PJM Interconnection to evaluate the Atlantic Wind Connection's (AWC's) benefits and impacts to the states in areas such as reliability, market efficiency, and congestion costs.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
1 MB
Resource Type: 
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Renewable Resource Supply Curve Report

Source/Sponsor: 
New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE)
Creator/Author: 
Sustainable Energy Advantages, LLC (SEA); RLC Engineering
Description: 

The study found that New England could develop 2,233.6 MW from offshore wind sources by 2016 and 22,436.8 MW from offshore wind sources by 2020. The potential decreases in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) could range from $33-$68/MWh. Through 2016, large scale onshore wind dominates the supply curve; offshore wind resources become economically feasible at approximately $210/MWh.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
2 MB
Resource Type: 
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Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for Proposed Right-of-Way (ROW) Grant Area [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0043]

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Description: 

Through this notice, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) provided its determination of no competitive interest (DNCI) for the Atlantic Wind Connection's (AWC) proposed right-of-way (ROW) grant to build a regional offshore electrical transmission system on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
177 KB
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Generation Interconnection Policies and Wind Power: A Discussion of Issues, Problems, and Potential Solutions

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Creator/Author: 
Exeter Associates, Inc.
Description: 

The report describes the adoption and implementation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order #2003 regarding large generator interconnection procedures, and summarizes proposed generator interconnection filings, and review potential solutions to clogged generator interconnection queues.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
2 MB
Resource Type: 
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Comparison of Cape Wind Scientific Data Tower Wind Speed Data with ISO New England List of Top Ten Electric Demand Days

Source/Sponsor: 
Cape Wind Associates, LLC
Creator/Author: 
Cape Wind Associates, LLC
Description: 

Cape Wind would have produced an average of 321 MW (76% of Cape Wind’s total capacity) during the times of greatest electric demand in New England according to the list of Ten Top Demand Days maintained on the website of the electric grid manager, ISO New England.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2007
234 KB
Resource Type: 
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