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  • SD- We need actual CO2 data. I didn’t have any on file. EU- I moved the CO2 Data to Slide 4, and inserted the current US Generation Mix.
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    • 1. Supergrid
      Joe Corbett, Head of Technical Services
      10th May 2010
    • 2. Introduction to Mainstream
    • 3. An introduction to Mainstream
      • Founded in February 2008
      • 4. Innovative, entrepreneurial and ambitious global renewable energy company
      • 5. Owned by Eddie O’Connor and Staff/Management
      • 6. 100+ Employees
      • 7. Management Team Includes:
      • 8. Dr. Eddie O’Connor: Founder & Chief Executive Officer
      • 9. Fintan Whelan: Co-Founder & Corporate Finance Director
      • 10. Andy Kinsella: Executive Director and CEO, Offshore
      • 11. Torben Andersen: Executive Director and CEO, Onshore
      • 12. Board Members Include:
      • 13. Fintan Drury: Chairman
      • 14. Chuck Watson Former Chairman and CEO of Dynegy Inc
      • 15. Sir Roy Gardner Former CEO of Centrica
      • 16. Brendan Halligan Chairman, Sustainable Energy Ireland
      • 17. John Lavery Co-Founder, Airtricity
      • 18. Mark Brown Barclays Capital
      3
    • 19. Jan ’10: UK: Mainstream and Siemens Project Ventures awarded a contract to develop 4GW as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 3 offshore wind farm programme
      4
      Jun ’09: US: Acquired from FPC Services, Illinois 787 MW
      May ’09: Germany: Working towards securing exclusive license for 1,000 MW site
      Mar ’09: South Africa: Signed JV with Genesis Eco-Energy for 500 MW
      Mar ’09: Canada: Signed JV with AWEC for 400 MW
      Feb ’09: Scotland: Awarded exclusive license for 450 MW offshore site
      Milestones achieved to date
      Dec ’08: Raised €26m non-bank mezzanine facility
      Nov ’08: Chile: Signed JV with Andes Energy for initial 400 MW pipeline
      Aug ’08: Raised €40m equity; €20m from Barclays Capital, €20m from the Board, management, staff and HNWI’s
      Feb ’08: Seed equity of €32m from founders
      February 2008
    • 20. Scotland (Offshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: up to 450 MW
      UK (Offshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 4 GW
      Canada (Onshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 400 MW
      United States (Onshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 757 MW
      Chile (Onshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 400MW
      South Africa (Onshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 500 MW
      Germany (Offshore)
      • Secured pipeline to date: 1,000 MW
      Target markets
      5
    • 21. The Supergrid
    • 22. Drivers
      Single Market
      Competition
      Energy Security
      Sustainability
      Renewable Energy Targets
    • 23. Context
      2050 Europe
      Wind 50%
      Solar 30%
      Other 20%
      1.5 TW of Offshore Wind!
    • 24. Generation Mix - 2050
    • 25. Recent Plans (example)
      10
    • 26. Supergrid is defined as:
      “an electricity transmission system, mainly based on direct current, designed to facilitate large-scale sustainable power generation in remote areas for transmission to centres of consumption, one of whose fundamental attributes will be the enhancement of the market in electricity.”
    • 27. The Friends of the Supergrid:
      “is a group of companies and organisations with a mutual interest in promoting the policy agenda for a European Supergrid.”
      Visit www.friendsofthesupergrid.eu
    • 28. Other Initiatives
      North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative
      Adamowitsch Group
      Super Smart Grid
      ENTSO-E
      ERGEG/CEER
    • 29. Supergrid – phase 1
      14
    • 30. Power Transfer CapabilityAC versus HVDC transmission
      400 kV AC line
      Overhead lines
      320 kV DC line
      Three 400 kV AC cables
      Cables
      Two 320 kVDC cables
    • 31. What is HVDC transmission?
      Sending
      End
      Receiving
      End
      DC Line
      Inverter
      Rectifier
      R
      Convertor/ transformer
      Vdc
      F
      F
      Idc
      Capacitor/Filter
      i
      i
      Idc
      i
      Iac
      Iac
      t
      t
      t
    • 32. Submarine Cable Transmission
      AC
      AC
      AC
      AC
      AC
      AC
      DC Cable
      Back-to-Back Interconnection
      Long Distance OHL Transmission
      DC Line
      HVDC Uses
    • 33. Station
      Cost
      Lines & Stations
      Comparable costs:
      AC vs DC
      DC
      Break Even
      Distance
      DC
      Convertor
      Stations
      AC
      800km
      Overhead
      Line
      50km
      Submarine
      Cable
      AC Sub-
      stations
      Transmission
      Distance
      7341200
      When does HVDC make Sense?
    • 34. Technology
      Bulk Power Transfers over Long Distance between SuperNodes
      HVDC
      Voltage Source Converter
      Superconducting Pipes
      Minimum Losses
      Demand Side Management
      Smart Grid
      Pricing Response
      Transport Fleet
    • 35. Compare 765kV AC with Superconductor Pipe
      Source: American Superconductor
      20
    • 36. Source: American Superconductor
    • 37. SuperNode Concept
      SUPERNODE CONCEPT
      2.4GW
      2 x 500MW
      2 x 500MW
      400kV
      2.4GW
      ±320kV
      Converter Station
      ±320kV
      2.4GW
      2.4GW
      2 x 500MW
      2 x 500MW
    • 38. Cost: Supergrid – phase 1
      23
    • 39. How much will it Cost?
    • 40. What do we Need?
      EU Regulator
      Common Regulatory Framework
      Super System Operator
      Single Grid Code
      Master-plan for 2050
    • 41. What do we Need?
      Converter Development
      Lower Costs
      Lower Losses
      Higher Current
      DC Cables
      Higher Voltage
      DC Switchgear
      Super-Conducting Pipes
      Control & Protection
      Multi-terminal HVDC Links
      Inertia?
    • 42. Moving from aCarbon Intense Reality to a Low Carbon Future
      2030 U.S. Low Carbon Scenario – (LCS)
      • Consumption Estimate**
      • 43. 4,800 TWh
      • 44. >50% Generation from Renewables
      • 45. Proposed Generation Mix:
      • 46. Wind: 43%
      • 47. Solar: 7%
      • 48. Conventional Hydro: 13%
      • 49. Other Renewables (Biomass, Geothermal, etc.): 3%
      • 50. Nuclear: 16%
      • 51. Natural Gas: 18%
      **Assumes a 40% increase in
      energy consumption on 2008 values
      Current U.S. Generation Mix*
      *2008 Data, DOE/EIA
      † Consumption in Bundled Total Sales
    • 61. US Supergrid
    • 62. European Supergrid

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