Changing the future
800 KVDC ELECTRIC NETWORK FOR MENA AREA
AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES BORDERING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
800 KV HVDC ELECTRIC NETWORK
This study comprises two projects operating as one coordinated project.
First: Execution of an 800 KVHVDC Network as developed by www.ee-capital.com
Second: execution of a Coordinated Offshore Renewable Energy Extraction system detailed at www.renewableenergypumps.com
- The present trend is towards developing and using renewable energy systems, in all its forms. The most abundant source of energy is located offshore away from the seacoast due to; higher waves and higher wind speeds.
- High land costs are leading towards offshore installation of solar systems and wind turbine farms.
- Intermittent availability of offshore renewable energy sources and power plant failures lead to developing large energy storage systems in; 1-MW battery power blocks, compressed air energy storage (CAES), or pumped water storage in high water reservoirs for use during energy shortages. Each of these systems has its disadvantages and need large capital, maintenance and operation costs.
- This leads us to look for a "Coordinated Offshore Energy Extraction" (COEE) system to extract all available renewable energies. Such coordinated system should operate as a unified system and be supported by a common floating structure, to minimize costs of installation, operation and maintenance.
- At present, installation of offshore wind turbine farms is limited to sea depths below fifty (50) meters due to high foundation costs, the need for offshore high lift equipment (400 tons plus to a height of 100-meters) and for specialized service vessels for operation and maintenance.
- As a result of years of research and development, we succeeded in providing a "Coordinated Offshore Energy Extraction" (COEE) system from; sea waves, ebb/tidal, solar, thermal, wind energies, ocean thermal energy water and deep sea cold water extraction.
- The proposed (COEE) system is a unified system supported on a common floating structure moored to the seabed as detailed at:
- The (COEE) system uses simple engineering principles, equipment and materials developed by others, available on the market with proven quality and performance.
- Historically Thomas Edison's proposal for use of AC transmission against George Washington's proposal for use of DC transmission due to efficiency gained ground. However, each was right in his own way.
- An 800 KV HVDC transmission line transmits power in excess of 5,000 MW for 3,000 Kilometers, at a loss of 2% per 1,000 km and less than 1.5% losses for both converter stations at the sending and receiving ends. Higher capacities for longer distances are presently in operation in Brazil and in China.
- An 800 KV HVDC link between the Netherlands and Germany is under construction and planned to be part of a coordinated European network for renewable energy and conventional power plants.
- Provide an 800 KV HVDC backbone network for all offshore renewable energy systems and land based power plants for bulk long distance power transmission, leads to a power supply independent of variable and intermittent renewable energy sources, and waives the need for expensive energy storage systems.
- Provide an 800 KV HVDC backbone network for the Middle East, North Africa and European countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This network would allow bulk energy transfer for long distances from land based power plants where fuel is abundant to other countries where electric energy is needed, and would tie all offshore renewable energy sources to act as a unified dependable system without the need for energy storage
- The proposed 800 KV HVDC backbone network would promote industrial cooperation among the participating countries and would tap into the European technical and financial resources.
- Local power plants in each country would provide its local energy needs. Excess energy would be used for water desalination plants and/or fed into the common 800 KV HVDC network.
Plan of Action
- Form a core group to review the proposed systems, what is being done and planned in other countries and devise a coordinated 800 KV HVDC network to cover present and future needs of electric energy for MENA and European areas bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
- Provide sufficient capital; select a location for the head offices and for the "Central Control Center" for: design, management, for developing power purchase agreements, tariffs and regulations for bulk energy transfer and exchange among the participating countries.
- More than one government to participate in studying and executing the 800 KV HVDC network, the coordinated offshore energy extraction system and the stationery power plants. Each participating country to provide the section of the 800 KV HVDC network including related switching and substations.
- Based on the above, the private sector would be enticed to step in with its technical, financial, managerial resources and support.
- Each of the participating countries would build this proposed 800KV HVDC network within its boundaries including the substations and local power plants within its boundaries, on land or in its territorial waters
CAPITAL COST AND RETURN ON CAPITAL (ROI)
- The capital cost for building this 800 KV HVDC network is approximately fifteen (15) Billion USD and hundred thirteen (113) Billion USD for the renewable energy systems, for a total of hundred twenty eight billion (128) USD, and a production of two hundred fifteen (215) billion KWH per year.
- This network is self-financed by allocating 0.7 cents from the sale of one (1) WKH. The return on capital exceeds fifteen percent 15%).
Shamil Ayntrazi, PE
Bsc. Elect'l-AUB, MBA-NY,
Registered Prof. Engineer, Lb. & N.Y
Hion Joon Kim
MON, JULY 20
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