"Advanced Renewable Tariffs for Wisconsin: Analysis and Case Study" was prepared by the University of Wisconsin Madison Energy Analysis & Policy Certificate Capstone Project.
A new study released by the Minnesota Office of Energy Security shows that the state's power grid could accomodate 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by making upgrades to electric transmission systems. A previous study had shown that another 600 MW could be added to the existing tranmission grid without impacting it's performance.
ITC Holdings Corp. has worked to develop the Green Power Express, a network of transmission lines that would facilitate the movement of 12,000 MW of power from the wind-abundant areas in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa to Midwest load centers, such as Chicago, southeastern Wisconsin, Minneapolis and other states that demand clean, renewable energy.
The Minnesota state legislature, recognizing that distributed generation will play an integral roll in our energy future required that a standardized set of rules, procedures, and technical criteria for interconnection of distributed generation within the state. To find out more about the ongoing process visit the site listed above which has links to distributed generation rule making and resource planning in other states as well.
The Utility Wind Integration Group has developed online tools to aid distribution planning engineers in determining the technical impacts of commercial scale wind turbines that are connected to distribution feeders on power quality, fault current and line loading.
Perspectives on an NWCC/NREL Assessment of Distributed Wind offers a summary analysis of distributed wind generation in Europe and what lessons the European system offers for distributed generation in the U.S. The paper discusses many of the issues and benefits related to distributed wind generation.
A network of power lines or pipelines used to move energy from its source to consumers.