800,000 homes to be powered by the wind!

offshore windAccording to the Penn Energy newsletter dated April 30, 2014, the Siemens Company will install a second platform to grid connect offshore wind farms to homes in Germany.

“The BorWin2 transmission capacity of 800 megawatts (MW) is enough to meet the power demand of some 800,000 German households. On the platforms, the alternating current generated by the wind turbines is transformed into low-loss direct current for transmission to the mainland by using Siemens technology. The BorWin2 onshore converter station, likewise supplied to TenneT by Siemens, is located in Diele, Germany. There the electric power from the connected wind farms is converted back into the alternating current required to feed into the power grid.”

To read the rest of the article, and for more information on alternative energy projects around the world, go to: http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2014/04/siemens-completes-north-sea-transmission-system-platform-for-tennet.html


2 thoughts on “800,000 homes to be powered by the wind!

  1. Great article and sounds like a plan!! The Columbia River Gorge alone possesses one-third of the United States’s hydroelectric potential and power for Washington state and Oregon.


    1. Marsha, this is another form of renewable energy, it’s offshore wind, which is sited in the oceans off the coast, but hydropower is also an important component of our RE mix!


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