DTU on Mission to Cut North Sea Energy Hubs Failure

first_imgThe Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is developing digital solutions for controlling long-distance power flows in order to avoid blackouts and failure at energy hubs in the North Sea.The multiDC project focuses on developing intelligent digital solutions for controlling long-distance power flows to avoid blackouts and severe failure and looks into how to design the power flows in the Nordic grid with connections to Europe.According to DTU, in addition to a greater number of HVDC lines and connection points, the energy islands have to be in balance so that blackouts will not occur on the islands themselves. This is important as they, in conjunction with the connected offshore wind farms, will function as gigantic power plants in the future.“When we get the energy hubs in the North Sea, we will have even more HVDC lines and connection points in the Nordic grid, which must be controlled and coordinated,” said Ass. Prof. Spyros Chatzivasileiadis at Technical University of Denmark and Project Manager for multiDC.“Each of the planned energy hubs will be able to integrate 10-15 GW of wind energy into the electricity grid. Imagine we lost one of these hubs due to power failure. Denmark could suffer a complete blackout. We are working to prevent this at any time.”The project is working to achieve even better control of the power flows in the high-voltage lines connecting countries, which in this way can to a greater extent exchange the reserves that are available in each country to help the grid prevent imbalances and power failure, for example in the form of power plants ready to increase their production.This will significantly reduce the cost of operating the power system, as you can share the reserves and have common emergency response, DTU said.Researchers at DTU have also developed advanced market algorithms, which are said to help Denmark save millions of Euros a year in the electricity system by taking into account the energy losses that arise when dealing with energy across national borders via foreign connections.“In this way, those responsible for the losses will pay, instead of the bill ending up with the Danish system operator and thus the Danish electricity consumers,” Chatzivasileiadis stated.The North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium partners Energinet, Gasunie, Port of Rotterdam, TenneT Netherlands and TenneT Germany have committed to investigating the potential of establishing a large-scale offshore wind collection hub in the North Sea by studying technical, environmental and market perspectives.In order to be able to harvest the sustainable gigawatts from the sea between the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Denmark and Norway, the vision is to increase the number of offshore wind turbines connecting to energy hubs, for example in the form of an artificial island. This allows the wind energy to be collected from the surrounding offshore wind farms and transmitted across Europe, DTU said.last_img read more

Defense plays well in spring season finale

first_imgSenior defensive lineman O\’Brien Schofield led the Badgers with 2 sacks during the spring game.[/media-credit]Although the Wisconsin defensive unit features several new faces in starting positions, it certainly didn’t look that way in Saturday’s spring football game.Both the Cardinal and White squads impressed, even if the combined 70 points allowed doesn’t make it appear that way.The two Badger squads combined for 10 tackles for loss, including seven sacks for a loss of 53 yards. Redshirt senior O’Brien Schofield led the way with a pair of sacks for the No. 1 defense on quarterbacks Scott Tolzien and Jon Budmayr.Schofield did not start the game with the first string defense, however, due to disciplinary action taken by head coach Bret Bielema.“O’Brien did that to himself; he was two minutes late to the team meeting yesterday afternoon, so he was moved down to the twos,” Bielema said. “One of our things we really talked about was being on time, and he wasn’t able to do that for yesterday’s meeting. … We have to set the example at the top and he understands that now.”Following the game, Schofield echoed Bielema’s sentiments, saying he needs to be a leader of the defensive corps. He believes the move down to the No. 2 defense was a test from his head coach.“He just wanted to see how I was going to respond, if I was going to still be able to play ball and focus,” Schofield said. “At first I really didn’t like it, but you know, as a football player in general I love the game and it was still a privilege to be out there in general.”The highlight of the day for the white defense came in the first quarter when linebacker Tony Megna intercepted a Dustin Sherer pass at the 24-yard line and returned it for a touchdown. With points worth double for second-stringers, Megna’s interception gave the White squad a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.Megna had been in the secondary for the Wisconsin defense, but Bielema opted to switch him to the linebacking corps after seeing him play a few times.“I just saw him making plays. … Tony is a scrappy kid,” Bielema said. “He’s got a great energy, great attitude (and is) probably one of the more enjoyable kids to be around on the team just because of what he feels is important and how he kind of handles himself.”For the Cardinal defense, the game went according to plan.With Budmayr and Tolzien behind center for the White squad, the Cardinal defense did not allow an offensive touchdown to the No. 2 offense. On eight drives Saturday the white offense managed just 21 yards, punting five times and giving the ball away once on a Devin Smith interception.Still, the No. 1 defense knows it needs to continue to improve before the start of fall camp and the regular season.“We know we’re going to play against some better teams out there in the Big Ten and other conferences,” linebacker Jaevery McFadden said. “At the same time it is a good feeling to be able to say we shut them out in the spring game.”Maragos, Watt receive scholarshipsAfter transferring to Wisconsin and proving their worth, safety Chris Maragos and defensive end J.J. Watt got some big news at Friday’s team meeting.Bielema announced the two defensive starters would be receiving scholarships in the fall as a reward for their hard work and dedication to the team.It was an exciting moment for Maragos and Watt, as well as the rest of their teammates.“To have all those players react in a certain way when I announced that last night to the team, that gets me excited,” Bielema said.For Watt, being a scholarship player is nothing new, as he had previously been under scholarship at Central Michigan before transferring to Wisconsin.After giving up a scholarship and sitting out a year, getting a scholarship from the Badgers proved the decision was the right one for Watt.“It’s a great feeling to get a scholarship, especially after working hard for a year and giving up a scholarship at Central Michigan to come here,” Watt said. “I’m very grateful that Coach B gave me the opportunity to come here, and I’m very, very grateful that he gave me the scholarship now.”Maragos, on the other hand, was never offered a scholarship from Western Michigan before transferring to Wisconsin. To finally earn one from the University of Wisconsin means a great deal to the Racine native.“My first reaction was, you know, thinking back on just what the Lord had brought me through and just kind of how he had been working in kind of the hard times,” Maragos said. “Now just to see the end result of his work and his hand in everything I was flooded with a lot of different emotions.”last_img read more

Florida truck driver gets stuck in Wellington Sunday

first_imgTruck gets stuck on 17th and Blaine. (Courtesy photo) Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Dominique Smith, 22, of Brandon, Fla. found himself in Wellington a lot longer than he had intended Sunday.At the intersection of 17th and Blaine Street around 8 a.m., the Wellington Police Department received a report that a Knight Transportation Truck, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., was stuck in the mud. It became a day long process pulling him out.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the trucker was on 17th street and made a wrong turn. So he attempted to make a U-turn and got the rig stuck in the backyard ditch of the Tom Riggs residence on 17th and Blaine.A wrecker service was called in from Wichita to pull him out. According to sources, he was there until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.Smith was issued a notice by the WPD to appear for truck traffic prohibited and operation without proof of insurance.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (18) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down John · 271 weeks ago Did the trucking company have to pay to repair the yard? Or did the driver compensate Tom ? Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 271 weeks ago Back in my day on the police dept, we called the wrecker service of C B Merrick. I was amazed at what it could do with his wrecker. The man new what he was doing and did the job better than anyone I ever saw. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 271 weeks ago Why in the world would he pull into someone’s lawn and he should of got a ticket to repair the damage… Report Reply 0 replies · active 162 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 271 weeks ago Bigger issue, hopefully he wasn’t allowed to drive until he provided proof of insurance. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down @youngladijae · 271 weeks ago He’s GPS froze, so he ended up turning on the wrong street . Give him a break.The streets ended up being to small in the grass was wet cause his wheels to get stuck. It not like he did it on purpose . Report Reply 5 replies · active 270 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Kathy Riggs · 271 weeks ago No one was hurt and that is the main issue. The ground can be leveled out and grass put back in. The trucking company has assured me that they will cover all costs to repair the damage to our property. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Robin · 271 weeks ago What is up with drivers using the excuse of “My GPS told me to go that way”, ” My GPS froze”? What happened to planning your trip? Checking your route BEFORE you go? GPS has made drivers lazy, plain and simple. Not to mention that you, as a professional driver, need to make sure your permit book and paperwork is up to date and correct. No sympathy what so ever…smh. Report Reply 4 replies · active 271 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Steven H · 271 weeks ago I have been driving over 30 years. GPS needs to be banned in tractor-trailer period. Even the ones supposedly for trucking will be wrong at times putting them on streets or roads they don’t belong on or into a low underpass. Some have even routed drivers onto bike paths that were once streets. Search: PTL truck bike path, Milwaukee and see the photos yourself. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Carol · 271 weeks ago Even the map programs online get it wrong in SU. Co. I entered an addy on E. 20th, off Dalton Rd. It said to go to N A, W. of the airport! I did not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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