WINNIPEG, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Teshmont is very pleased to announce that it
has been selected by Atlantic Grid Development (AGD) to be the Owner's
Engineer for the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project. The AWC
project involves the development of an offshore high voltage direct
current (HVDC) undersea cable transmission backbone that will
facilitate the connection of up to 6,000 MW of offshore wind generation
along the eastern seaboard of the United States. As Owner's Engineer,
Teshmont will be supporting AGD by performing system integration
studies, developing conceptual designs, supporting the environmental
and regulatory filings, preparing functional and technical
specifications, reviewing the detailed design, monitoring manufacture
and installation and participating in system testing and commissioning.
The AWC project recently passed an important milestone with the
submission of a rate application to the US Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission. The filing, which includes testimony from Teshmont's Dr.
Robert Burton, describes how flexible HVDC technology can be used to
efficiently connect variable offshore wind energy to the congested PJM
grid while also improving PJM's ability to operate the grid in a way
that improves reliability and efficient generation dispatch. Other
testimony in the filing describes the project's role in fostering the
development of a regional offshore wind industry that will bring jobs
and economic growth to the Mid-Atlantic states.
"This unprecedented leading edge project will push the technological
limits for HVDC transmission through the use of multi-terminal voltage
source converters and, when completed, will facilitate the integration
of 6,000 MW of clean renewable wind energy to the eastern coastal
region of the United States", says Ralph Kurth, Teshmont's President.
"We're very excited to be playing a major role in this innovative
project". The project is being developed by the Atlantic Grid
Development, LLC consisting of principles from DC Interconnect, Inc.,
Dewey & LeBoeuf and Trans-Elect, and is sponsored by Good Energies,
Google and Marubeni Corporation. Construction of the first of five
project phases is scheduled to begin in 2013. For more information on
the project, visit www.atlanticwindconnection.com.
About Teshmont Consultants LP
Founded in 1966, Teshmont Consultants is an engineering consulting
company that specializes in ac and dc high voltage power transmission.
From their offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Teshmont has provided
engineering services to well over 100 clients in more than 20 countries
around the world and has been involved in some of the most advanced
power transmission systems in existence. Teshmont is a partnership
between Manitoba Hydro, AMEC, and Stantec. For more information,
please visit teshmont.com.
SOURCE Teshmont Consultants LP
For further information:
Robyn Page, P.Eng - Marketing Manager
Teshmont Consultants LP
(204) 284-8100 ext 234