Category Archives: Offshore Transmission

1st US offshore wind farm to usher in new era for industry

Startribune.com: The nation’s first offshore wind farm is set to open off the coast of Rhode Island this fall, ushering in a new era in the U.S. for the industry. Full story here

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Long Distance Offshore Transmission Breaking New Ground

It wasn’t that long ago that the ideal of transmitting electricity long distances was limited to 100 miles or so making the need for electricity production to be close to the user base. With the advent of offshore wind in … Continue reading

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WCG to represent Tekmar Energy in North America

Tekmar Energy Limited, the leading supplier of cable protection systems for the offshore wind and oil & gas markets globally, has announced an agency agreement with the Massachusetts-based Whitman Consulting Group Inc. (WCG).  Beginning immediately, WCG will represent Tekmar as … Continue reading

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Advances in Marine Hydro-Kinetic (MHK) technology

I had the opportunity to attend the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference held earlier this month (April 15-18) in Seattle. For those who haven’t been it is the only US national conference I am aware of which has the Marine … Continue reading

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Creating a Cost-Effective Offshore Wind Power Grid & Transmission Infrastructure: What are the practicalities?

The following is a transcript of a speech given by Bryan Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Anbaric Transmission at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference held February 2014 in Boston, Ma. Good morning, and thank you for giving me the opportunity … Continue reading

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Understanding Offshore Project Risk through Data Management

The high cost of developing offshore wind is often sited as one of the main drawbacks for further adoption of the technology. There are several strong arguments which challenge this notion including the fact that it is an emerging sector … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Microgrid

In 1969 no one could have imagined the benefits brought by the Internet – and in 2013 no one can properly imagine the benefits which a new approach to our electricity infrastructure will bring. In 2003 outages on 3 Ohio … Continue reading

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Floating Wind Just Around the Corner

A new report published in July by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) makes some excellent reading about the viability of large scale floating wind farms, most notably: …the first deep offshore wind farms could be installed and grid connected … Continue reading

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RenewableUK: Manchester 2013

The largest Offshore Wind trade show in the UK was held earlier this month in Manchester, England. Sponsored by the leading UK wind advocacy group, RenewableUK– the event brought together all of the leading offshore wind companies in the UK and a … Continue reading

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Standardization = Lower Costs in Offshore Transmission

A common sign of an immature market is a lack of standardization. The stories of how unnecessarily proprietary technology can lock entire industries into specific suppliers over decades, ensuring artificially inflated prices and less than stellar customer service is the … Continue reading

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