What Is the Best Grid Structure for Offshore Wind Growth in the Irish, North Seas?

A new baseline study for the development of renewable resources in the Irish and North Seas has identified the most environmentally friendly grid structure for offshore resource growth.

Study Up: Radial Grid vs. Meshed Grid


Source: European Commission. Environmental Baseline Study for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Storages and a Meshed Electricity Grid in the Irish and North Seas

Representation of Radial and Meshed System 

Radial (Left) Meshed (Right)

Source: European Commission. Environmental Baseline Study for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Storages and a Meshed Electricity Grid in the Irish and North Seas

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Jennifer Delony, analyst for TransmissionHub, started her career as a B2B news editor in the local and long-distance telecommunications industries in the '90s. Jennifer began covering renewable energy issues at the local level in 2005 and covered U.S. and Canadian utility-scale wind energy as editor of North American Windpower magazine from 2006-2009. She also provides analysis for the oil and natural gas sectors as editor of Oilman Magazine.

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