Engineers Ireland
Presentation
Aidan Corcoran,
EirGrid
April 23rd 2010
System Demand 14th April 2010

Peak 3,700 MW
Wind Generation 14th April 2010



200 MW →
Transmission
Grid

Motorways of Power!
       y




                440 km            1830 km            4000 km
       40...
Why Develop the Grid?
• Platform for economic growth – jobs!
• 40% renewable t
            bl target
                    t...
Ireland s
        Ireland’s Renewable Policy Target
                                         Wind as a Percentage of Total...
Ireland s
Ireland’s Renewable Resources
Current Wind Statistics
• Connected              1,260
                         1 260 MW

• U d C
  Under Construction
   ...
Current Wind Statistics
• Connected                1,260
                           1 260 MW

• U d C
  Under Construction...
Wind farm locations




  Gate1: Blue
  Gate2: Red
  Gate 3: Green
Importance of Interconnection for
    European Energy Market
Connecting Ireland and mainland UK
HVDC Transmission Point to Point
    with Submarine Cable
              Converter station               Converter station
...
Grid Development Strategy - Grid25
           p           gy
                  2,200 km Upgrades

                  1,150 ...
Grid25 Strategic Options
                         Security & Reliability




                              Balance


     ...
Primary Corridors for
Reinforcement           *




Investigation
Planned
Transmission
System
400kV, 220kV &
110 kV


                 Dublin Area




                 Cork Area
Transmission Projects in Progress

                                400 kV / 220 kV/ 110 kV
   No. of New Stations         ...
Existing South West
                                                  BOOLTIAGH



                                       ...
GRID25 Network Development South West                         BOOLTIAGH



                                               ...
Challenge
Public Acceptability
400kV Projects in North East
Average Ireland % Fuel Type 2008



       Renewables   CHP
          12%                      Coal
                    4%...
Transmission System of the Future

Poyry Study     Interconnection Study   Offshore Grid Study
Complementary Solution
• Onshore Grid                  • Interconnection/
  (GRID25)                        Offshore

  – ...
GRID25 is essential
• To support regional development
• To ensure reliability & security of supply
• To utilise Ireland’s ...
Thank You
 Aidan Corcoran,
     EirGrid
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  1. 1. Engineers Ireland Presentation Aidan Corcoran, EirGrid April 23rd 2010
  2. 2. System Demand 14th April 2010 Peak 3,700 MW
  3. 3. Wind Generation 14th April 2010 200 MW →
  4. 4. Transmission Grid Motorways of Power! y 440 km 1830 km 4000 km 400 kV 220 kV 110 kV
  5. 5. Why Develop the Grid? • Platform for economic growth – jobs! • 40% renewable t bl target t • Interconnection with Europe • All Island Market • Increase in demand for electricity
  6. 6. Ireland s Ireland’s Renewable Policy Target Wind as a Percentage of Total Electricity (2020 Target) - Select EU Countries Ireland Denmark Portugal Germany Greece UK TARGETS Spain Poland Malta M lt Sweden 2010 - 15% √ Bulgaria France 2020 - 40% Netherlands Austria Slovak Republic p Italy Finland Cyprus Belgium Estonia Hungary Czech Republic Slovenia 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
  7. 7. Ireland s Ireland’s Renewable Resources
  8. 8. Current Wind Statistics • Connected 1,260 1 260 MW • U d C Under Construction t ti 1,330 1 330 MW • Gate 3 4,000 MW
  9. 9. Current Wind Statistics • Connected 1,260 1 260 MW • U d C Under Construction t ti 1,330 1 330 MW • Gate 3 4,000 MW 6,580 6 580 MW Required to meet 2020 target 4,700 MW
  10. 10. Wind farm locations Gate1: Blue Gate2: Red Gate 3: Green
  11. 11. Importance of Interconnection for European Energy Market
  12. 12. Connecting Ireland and mainland UK
  13. 13. HVDC Transmission Point to Point with Submarine Cable Converter station Converter station Irish British Grid Grid F F Irish Sea Ireland Britain
  14. 14. Grid Development Strategy - Grid25 p gy 2,200 km Upgrades 1,150 km New Build €4 billion €4 bn
  15. 15. Grid25 Strategic Options Security & Reliability Balance Costs & Community & Efficiency Environment Build New 400 kV HV AC Overhead Upgrade 220 kV HV DC Underground
  16. 16. Primary Corridors for Reinforcement * Investigation
  17. 17. Planned Transmission System 400kV, 220kV & 110 kV Dublin Area Cork Area
  18. 18. Transmission Projects in Progress 400 kV / 220 kV/ 110 kV No. of New Stations 16 Overhead Line 610 km Underground Cable 33.1 km No. of New Transformers 17 No. of New Capacitor Banks 12 Uprates 582 km Refurbishments 83 km
  19. 19. Existing South West BOOLTIAGH DRUMLINE ARDNACRUSHA TULLABRACK TH PROSPECT AHANE MONEYPOINT MUNGRET SEALROCK MONETEEN CASTLEFARM KILLONAN AUGHINISH TARBERT LIMERICK RATHKEALE TIPPERARY TRIEN CAHIR CHARLEVILLE TRALEE GLENLARA OUGHTRAGH MALLOW KNOCKEARAGH BARRYMORE CLONKEEN KNOCKRAHA CLASHAVOON COOMAGEARLAHY KILBARRY INNISCARRA GLANLEE MACROOM MARINA COOLROE TRABEG CARRIGADROHID AGHADA RAFFEEN WHITEGATE BRINNY BANDON BALLYLICKEY DUNMANWAY
  20. 20. GRID25 Network Development South West BOOLTIAGH DRUMLINE ARDNACRUSHA TULLABRACK PROSPECT AHANE MONEYPOINT MUNGRET SEALROCK MONETEEN CASTLEFARM KILLONAN TOEM AUGHINISH TARBERT Kilpaddogue LIMERICK RATHKEALE ATHEA TIPPERARY DROMADA 700MW TRIEN Knockanure CAHIR CLOUGHBOOLA CLAHANE CHARLEVILLE TRALEE KERRY KNOCKACUMMER CORDAL GLENLARA MALLOW OUGHTRAGH Kishkeam 305MW KNOCKEARAGH KIPPALOCK BARRYMORE Ballyvouskil BOGGERAGH GARROW CLONKEEN KNOCKRAHA CLASHAVOON COOMAGEARLAHY KILBARRY INNISCARRA 520MW GLANLEE MACROOM COOLROE TRABEG MARINA KILGARVAN CARRIGADROHID AGHADA RAFFEEN WHITEGATE BARNADEVINE BRINNY BANDON BALLYLICKEY DUNMANWAY 280MW
  21. 21. Challenge
  22. 22. Public Acceptability
  23. 23. 400kV Projects in North East
  24. 24. Average Ireland % Fuel Type 2008 Renewables CHP 12% Coal 4% 18% Peat 6% Oil 5% Gas 55%
  25. 25. Transmission System of the Future Poyry Study Interconnection Study Offshore Grid Study
  26. 26. Complementary Solution • Onshore Grid • Interconnection/ (GRID25) Offshore – Supports: – Supports • Regional Development • Economic Trading • Economic Growth Gro th • Sharing of Generation • Competitiveness • System Support • Renewable Energy • Frequency Control
  27. 27. GRID25 is essential • To support regional development • To ensure reliability & security of supply • To utilise Ireland’s renewable energy resources Ireland s • To reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions • To increase Ireland’s connectivity to the European Grid p • To underpin the competitive electricity market
  28. 28. Thank You Aidan Corcoran, EirGrid

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