by Eric Worrall at wattsupwiththat.com
… In Texas, a study with EMPACT Engineering found that 94.5% of the region’s power lines could safely hold double the existing capacity. …”
Barriers and solutions to Australia’s climate crisis
During the global COP28 conference, discussions led by Australia’s Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen once again centered on the need for greater urgency in delivering planned energy generation to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to reach 2030 and 2050 clean energy targets.
JANUARY 8, 2024 JACK CURTIS
We need to dismantle the barriers preventing the realisation of 2030 and 2050 targets, with quick action required to resolve Australia’s climate crisis.
The capabilities of the existing grid are one major avenue yet to be fully leveraged, presenting enormous potential for the accelerated connection of renewable energy by removing our single point of reliance on delayed transmission projects.
Advanced new technologies such as digital modelling and AI are uncovering significant latent capacity within the power lines we already have.
Digital line rating work has already surfaced significant potential capacity increases with Essential Energy, which operates one of the largest networks in Australia. In Texas, a study with EMPACT Engineering found that 94.5% of the region’s power lines could safely hold double the existing capacity.
Yep, running remote rural power lines red hot because the AI says the engineering ratings are too conservative, and green energy providers can’t afford to upgrade grid capacity. What could possibly go wrong?