Since the early advances in electrical distribution, leading to Edison and Tesla, electricity has taken the load off of human muscle power for household chores, which gives us the device created by leisure time. It has lit the darkness of the night with the flick of a switch. When powering global communications networks, has enlightened our minds, too. With a few keyboard entries, we have access to more information than any previous generation in history.
Unfortunately, the existing electricity grid is a dinosaur and traces its roots to the network projects in the early 1800’s. Since then, the U.S. power grid grew into a kind of random fashion slowly – but it did grow!
In 1940, 10% of U.S. energy consumption was supplied by the mains. Today, over 40% of U.S. energy consumptionsupplied in this way. With advances in electric car technology displacing some oil use as fuel for transportation, I imagine that this figure will only continue to rise. The grid, however, still retains the systemic failures of design with roots in the early days.
In part because of its pedigree, the reliability of our electricity grid is showing signs of degradation in the face of increasing demand. The power grid is interconnected North America so that a small technical or human error can cause cascading failures mortal. In the past 20 years, power shortages have increased over 125%. One of the most complex systems ever built, has become increasingly prone to failure due to causes ranging from climate warmer than normal to falling trees across power lines.
We clearly need an upgrade to the mains using the latest technology.
Congress has recognized this, and in 2007 passed an energy bill that addressed the need for modernization. Called the “smart grid” that would bring true understanding of power distribution. Note the early telephone networks, with teams of operators to connect the boxes to make the connections. Today, these networks are largely automated. Human error is mitigated. If a network failure, voice and data are automatically redirected via other links. This is the kind of smart grid technology would improve the electricity grid.
With the push toward alternative energy technology, new transmission lines will also be necessary. Solar energy, for example, makes more sense in the sunny southwestern U.S. desert. Wind power, however, is more readily available in the Midwest wind. If the U.S. each time you start building more nuclear reactors, they also may be located in sparsely populated areas. In each of these cases, it makes sense to build new lines with the latest and greatest technologies, instead of outdated.
Of course, this kind of infrastructure improvements and facilities will have a hefty price tag. There are literally hundreds of billions of dollars to be in the business of intelligent networks, both in the U.S. and abroad. Investors in the best of intelligent networks and alternative energy companies made fortunes.
For example, in the 1980’s, researchers at MIT have discovered a new class of superconducting high temperature ceramics. Since superconducting materials have no resistance to electric current, no energy losses due to heat.
Scientists and engineers have known superconducting materials since 1911. Unfortunately, these first superconducting materials needed to be cooled to near absolute zero with liquid helium to work. This made them prohibitive for most applications. The new superconducting ceramics discovered in the 1980’s, however, operate at much higher temperatures.
The engineering challenge was the fragile pottery making in a way that allows them to develop in the wires. Fast forward 25 years and now have the ability to manufacture high-temperature superconductors (HTS) cables and wiring and the timing could not be more perfect as the intelligent network requires efficient transmission, intelligent energy.
Moreover, the superconducting cable has 10 times the electrical capacity of transporting conventional copper wiring. This reduces the footprint of new transmission lines so that a 1 meter underground right of way may contain sufficient capacity to 20 gigawatts of electricity transmission. This small size makes for new transmission lines much cheaper than conventional transmission lines suspended high voltage towers. It is much less of an eyesore, too.
There are several demonstration projects. For example, the Long Island Power Authority is now operating in the world the first HTS transmission line. Another demonstration project is to LS Cable in South Korea for the marketing of 50 kilometers of superconducting transmission lines over the next five years.
The most interesting project is located in Clovis, New Mexico is called Tres Amigas, which means “three amigos” in Spanish. Three friends meet three separate power systems covering U.S. regional and much of Canada. These grids are known as the Western interconnection, interconnection and the interconnection of East Texas. To date, the connections between different networks have been limited by the time the AC has been out of sync. Since the superconducting transmission system uses direct current power electronics and special conversion, this problem will be solved. Electricity will be shared nationally, coast to coast.
Tres Amigas be not only the creation of the transcontinental railroad to the transmission of electricity, will also be a game changer for renewable energy. As mentioned earlier, parts of the country with the highest potential for solar energy and wind power are at considerable distance from the most densely populated areas that require lots of energy. Three Friends, by virtue of its location, will serve as a nexus for new renewable energy projects to feed the national grid.
There are hundreds of thousands of kilometers of power transmission cables supplying U.S. cities, and most need to be updated or replaced in the coming years. Many miles of new wiring must be established to connect renewable installations to the network. Of course, this scenario does not even touch the displayed entirely new cities all over Asia, which will power grids completely new to offer.
The landscape of all the technology that is enabling the smart grid is a game changer for renewable energy. The smart grid and fantastic promises huge investment opportunities and a new class of superconducting high temperature ceramics are being developed.
I hope this post has provided some background and evidence that efforts are being made with powerful technology for the smart grid. These activities will soon provide an alternative wealth creation opportunities and our economy will be much stronger.
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It’s a good idea to control the technology advances, as there are really interesting developments underway in the smart grid and business-related activities. I will continue to monitor developments and provide updates in future articles and my blog.
Finally, I want to thank Ray White, Patrick Cox of Agora Financial, as they were the source of some of the materials on technological advances mentioned in this post.
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