28 Nov '11, 5pm

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewables

The tools at hand are a smart power grid and a range of financial “carrots.” With the aid of these tools, 2,000 electricity customers on the Danish island of Bornholm are being tempted to reduce their power consumption when the wind is either too weak or too strong for the wind turbines to perform on the island. All this is part of the demonstration project EcoGrid EU, a €160 million (US$213 million) EU project that is being coordinated by SINTEF Energy Research , a Norwegian contract research institute. Sixteen partners from ten countries are members of the project. The project will raise the ceiling for how far an electricity grid can utilise unpredictable sources such as wind and sun. Relevant knowledge for many countries According to senior researcher Ove Grande at SINTEF Energy, the results of the project will be directly transferable, not only to wind-power nations a...

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