Transmission Break: Frequently Faulty Cables Costing Offshore Wind Power Generators Hundreds of $Millions

Turns out offshore wind power is more financial heartbreak than cash cow. Thanks to the phenomenal cost of repairing its undersea cables, Denmark’s Orsted is literally bleeding cash. The cost of fixing faulty cables connecting their turbines to each other and transmission facilities onshore is already in the hundreds of $millions, and set to rise […]

Offshore Wind Power All at Sea: Danish Wind Farm Operator Suffers Massive Financial Losses

Apart from literally burning cash, there is no faster way to squander money than by piling it into an offshore wind power project. It’s hardly news that the true cost of generating electricity using wind power is staggering; the cost of doing so offshore is astronomical. Instead of producing ‘free’ energy with purportedly ‘endless’ sea breezes, offshore […]

Guilty: Giant UK Wind Farm Forced to Pay £4.5 Million to Compensate Its Blackout Victims

If unreliable, weather-dependent wind power isn’t a recipe for disaster, it’s most certainly a recipe for chaos. Electricity grids are complex critters, designed around strict tolerances to allow what’s dispatched to them by generators (supply) to perfectly match what’s taken out of them by customers (demand aka ‘the load’). For an explanation of what a […]