The U.S. Energy Grid Can Handle More Offshore Wind Power

By using a simulation model, researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University found that with some upgrades to transmission lines the U.S. electrical grid can handle more offshore wind power without any need for added storage. The simulation demonstrated the grid could handle 35 GW of offshore wind energy which would help to power more than 10 million homes. The research also found that the handling capacity of the grid could be increased up to 70 GW with the improvement in wind forecasting.


Photo Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management