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Softbank founder backs Japan's shift to renewable energy | ITworld
Gee, people have been proposing an offshore HVDC grid intertie for japan for years. Why is he getting so much credit? Real balls is proposing interties to russia and korea up front rather than "later as part of a pan-asia supergrid". Also, needs to take some pointers from the guys at the other end of the supergrid, namely DESERTEC-australia.
Softbank  son  Masayoshi  japan  offshore  HVDC  grid  loop  smartgrid  submarine  ocean  power  cable  distribution  infrastructure  supergrid  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
20110912_presentation_e.pdf (application/pdf Object)
So Son's saying what a lot of people have been talking about for a long time now, but he makes for a good spokesman. 4GW offshore HVDC supergrid intertie in the sea of japan, pan-asia links similar to DESERTEC, independent ISO/TSO to break the stranghold of regional oligopolies in japan and have fair feed-in tariff structures without wasted energy. No calls for grid energy storage though, though if a true supergrid is operating, it can be reduced or eliminated if the timezone spread is far enough. Also trotting out the national energy security horse too.
JREF  japan  energy  policy  pan-asia  asia  supergrid  grid  offshore  power  transmission  network  green  peak  shift  load  balance  independent  system  operator  ISO  TSO  cable  HVDC  marine  ocean  subsea  submarine  intertie  interconnector  national  infrastructure  security  independence  resource  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
Official Google Blog: The wind cries transmission
The other shoe drops regarding Google being a power broker. This offshore long distance transmission line network kills two birds with one stone; power leveling wind turbine output by averaging over a large geographic area, and new long distance transmission capacity with little to no NIMBY blockage (because it's very difficult to block what people can't see and is beyond the 12 mile limit) carrying power from southern US power producers (which includes the new nuclear reactors in Georgia). No other major power broker can probably bring online such large north-south transmission capacity using existing rights-of-way, and will likely have to either buy into the project at a disadvantage, or end up getting screwed by Google later in the power spot markets.
google  renewable  investment  green  energy  atlantic  wind  connection  connector  AWC  offshore  deepwater  turbine  power  generator  interlinkage  linkage  backhaul  long  distance  undersea  subsea  underwater  ocean  cable  network  transmission  backbone  electricity  Delicious 
october 2010 by asteroza

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