14 Jul '17, 2pm

.@IowaStateU researchers examine how to move #windpower across major U.S. power grids

.@IowaStateU researchers examine how to move #windpower across major U.S. power grids

As part of a $220 million grid modernization initiative announced in January by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Iowa State University’s (ISU) James McCalley is working with researchers from national laboratories and the utility industry to study ways to tie the big eastern and western grids together. The two-year, $1.5 million project is led by Aaron Bloom of the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colo. “In Iowa, about 35 percent of our electricity is renewable energy,” says McCalley, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Jack London Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and an associate of the DOE’s Ames Laboratory. “If we want the rest of the country to be at 35 percent renewable energy, this is what you want to do.” According to a press release from ISU, t...

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