Title: SimWIND: Software to Support Wind Siting and Environmental Challenges
This project is developing a new software package, called SimWIND, to support wind energy planning by balancing (1) natural resource and societal impacts and other environmental factors, (2) wind power generation potential (i.e., wind-generated electricity at any given site), (3) transmission planning and routing, and (4) integration into the electric grid. These are four pieces to the puzzle that are highly interdependent and with significant feedbacks. Specifically, SimWIND will leverage advances from Carbon Solutions’ R&D 100 Award-winning SimCCSPRO software to simultaneously and geospatially optimize wind power (i) siting, (ii) transmission, and (iii) delivery and grid integration. Carbon Solutions is working with the Great Plains Institute and Montana State University.
Carbon Solutions LLC
US Department of Energy