Google imagines an Atlantic Wind Grid

One of the problems with new green energy installations is the need to funnel the power, facility by facility, into the existing electricity grid. Google is trying to resolve that problem on the Atlantic seaboard by starting with an “Atlantic Wind Connection” that “will be able to connect 6,000MW of offshore wind turbines.”

Networking the turbines this way is far more efficient, both physically and administratively.

Now lets see if it goes through.

4 Responses

  1. It’s a great start but I think that only translates into 50,000 homes @ 60 amps per home.

    • The article says 1.9 million homes. The average US home uses about 1 kw continuous, so the total power is only 1,900 MW. Even offshore turbines don’t make 100% of rated capacity, so it’s reasonable.

    • 1. closer to 900,000 homes @ 60 amps.
      2. my house uses 5 amps average. It may be slightly under average, but not that much.

  2. Oh man, this is what happens when I do math without sleep.
    I was thinking KW instead of MW. My dumb.
    SORRY, discount my comment!

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