Green plan co-author lauds Link project; but developers fear being left out in cold
The co-author of the province’s renewable energy plan says the Maritime Link project should make it easier to get more green power on the grid, even though some developers indicated Tuesday they are concerned that may not happen.
Energy strategist David Wheeler told a Halifax renewable energy conference that he has heard industry concerns that the subsea cable project could put a damper on other opportunities in the province.
But Wheeler, incoming president of Cape Breton University, said he thinks the opposite will be true.
“If it works as it should … the more renewables we bring on in this province, the more that allows green energy to be sold elsewhere,” he said in response to an audience question.
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Dartmouth site could help get more green power on grid
The Tufts Cove power plant in Dartmouth should be replaced in the coming years by an energy storage centre, a Dalhousie University engineering professor says.
Lukas Swan told a renewable energy conference in Halifax that the gas-fired thermal plant could become a 500-megawatt to 1,000-megawatt energy storage facility instead.
To read the rest of the article, click here: Prof: Use Tufts Cove for storage | The Chronicle Herald.
CEO, Shipstone Corporation
Storage – The Missing Link?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Daniel Kenway‘s keynote will address many of the industry’s new storage concepts that are being designed to help renewable energy become a more competitive and sustainable supply for consumers. Shipstone is a leader in compression technology for a variety of renewable energy storage applications.
Wind and solar energy developers are courting many of the latest technologies including pump storage utilizing underwater balloons or underground caverns, but what’s next?
What challenges will these new technologies face when aligning with existing infrastructure?
Is storage the “missing link” to developing renewable energy projects?
Find out at the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference!
For more information and to register online visit www.energyevent.ca.