Transmitting bulk electricity from a generating plant to a distribution system across a third party's lines.
The transfer of electric current from a power plant to a destination that could be hundreds of miles away.
Electrical power lines that carry electric energy from one point to another in an electric power system, using three power lines, to transmit three different electrical signals. The phases, or electrical signals, required for most large rotating machines which are used in many manufacturing processes and for many commercial/large wind turbines. The U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration has a great online guide illustrating generation, transmission, and distribution equipment in an easy to understand format: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/electric_power/illustrated_glossary/inde...
The amount of electric power drawn at a specific time from an electric system, or the total power drawn from the system. Peak load is the amount of power drawn at the time of highest electrical demand. Or a device or aggregation of devices that are connected to an electrical system that consume electrical power.
An independent third party responsible for maintaining secure and economic operation of an open access transmission system on a regional basis. An ISO provides availability and transmission pricing services to all users of the transmission grid.
A network of power lines or pipelines used to move energy from its source to consumers.
A power supply cooperative owned by a group of distribution cooperatives. G&Ts generate power or purchase it from public or investor-owned utilities, or from both.
A dual line is a second, redundant transmission line connecting a turbine to the grid that allows your project to generate power even if the first line is taken out of service.
Winter 2000/2001 Newsletter
Cultivating a U.S. Wind Energy Vision
This year, more than ever, the issue of wind energy has surfaced in an extensive array of new venues. Broad wind energy forums have been held in many states including Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. Regional meetings with wind as the central theme were held this year in Wisconsin and West Virginia, and one is planned for Washington State in January 2001.