Offshore wind will put unprecedented pressure on the US energy market

If Danish transmission systems operators feel constantly pressured by the constant expansion of renewables, they might look to the other side of the Atlantic for some consolation. US TSO authorities are worrying about the prospects of large, offshore wind farms on the US Northeastern Seaboard, where the power grid is antiquated and bottlenecks are daily occurrences.

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When the leading actors in the US energy industry gather for the US EIA's Annual Energy Outlook, there is a tradition for participants to categorize themselves with a name tag. These name tags identify representatives from, for instance, the oil and gas industry, the gasoline trade, energy authorities or power plant operators. Having knowledge of people's backgrounds eases small talk and networking.

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