Can Florida solar power cook a better duck?

| June 24, 2019

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The North Florida Resiliency Connection, a $400 million electricity transmission line that Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light hope to build between themselves, could also be used to take advantage of the state’s 40 minutes of extra daytime due to its size. NREL’s Seam Study suggests that a nationwide high voltage direct current (HVDC) network is about equal to a $40/ton carbon tax. Another piece of research looked at various mixes of wind and solar – but also saw a path toward a 100% solar+wind grid with lots of transmission and a dash of storage. Texas’ ERCOT HVAC power gridmoves massive amounts of cheap wind, putting coal out of business, and now setting the stage for solar to do the same to gas. China looks to develop the world’s leading HVDC network to share its electricity nationwide. The line’s main value is that it will connect resources owned by Florida Power & Light (FPL) to those of Gulf Power – two Florida utilities owned by NextEra – lowering costs for both and increasing resiliency during hurricanes as it is a lower probability that these storms will affect both coasts of the state at the same time.

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