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Title: Electric Grid Supply Chain Review: Large Power Transformers and High Voltage Direct Current Systems

Abstract

The report “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” lays out the challenges and opportunities faced by the United States in the energy supply chain as well as the federal government plans to address these challenges and opportunities. It is accompanied by several issue-specific deep dive assessments, including this one, in response to Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply Chains,” which directs the Secretary of Energy to submit a report on supply chains for the energy sector industrial base. The Executive Order is helping the federal government to build more secure and diverse U.S. supply chains, including energy supply chains. The need to modernize and increase the capacity of the U.S. power grid is increasing due to growing population, aging infrastructure, grid resilience requirements, operational flexibility needs, and a growing portfolio of renewable energy. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement the United States has committed to reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030 and has set a goal of 100 percent carbon pollution free electricity by 2035 (The United States of America Nationally Determined Contribution, 2021). Meeting these targets will require a significant expansion ofmore » the power system to integrate a large amount of new renewable resources (United States Department of State & United States Executive Office of the President, 2021). However, many critical components supporting the power grid have limited to no domestic manufacturing capacity and face complex challenges in supporting a rapid expansion of the grid to meet multiple objectives, including decarbonization goals. This report focuses on two key grid components: large power transformers (LPTs) and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission.« less

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Policy (OP), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Policy (OP)
Contributing Org.:
Siemens Energy; Hitachi Energy North America; GE Renewable Energy; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); E Research; Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
OSTI Identifier:
1871501
Report Number(s):
DOE/OP-0004
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Nguyen, Ruby, Severson, Mike, Zhang, Bo, Vaagensmith, Bjorn, Rahman, Md Manunur, Toba, Ange-Lionel, Price, Paige, Davis, Ryan, and Williams, Sophie. Electric Grid Supply Chain Review: Large Power Transformers and High Voltage Direct Current Systems. United States: N. p., 2022. Web. doi:10.2172/1871501.
Nguyen, Ruby, Severson, Mike, Zhang, Bo, Vaagensmith, Bjorn, Rahman, Md Manunur, Toba, Ange-Lionel, Price, Paige, Davis, Ryan, & Williams, Sophie. Electric Grid Supply Chain Review: Large Power Transformers and High Voltage Direct Current Systems. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1871501
Nguyen, Ruby, Severson, Mike, Zhang, Bo, Vaagensmith, Bjorn, Rahman, Md Manunur, Toba, Ange-Lionel, Price, Paige, Davis, Ryan, and Williams, Sophie. 2022. "Electric Grid Supply Chain Review: Large Power Transformers and High Voltage Direct Current Systems". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1871501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1871501.
@article{osti_1871501,
title = {Electric Grid Supply Chain Review: Large Power Transformers and High Voltage Direct Current Systems},
author = {Nguyen, Ruby and Severson, Mike and Zhang, Bo and Vaagensmith, Bjorn and Rahman, Md Manunur and Toba, Ange-Lionel and Price, Paige and Davis, Ryan and Williams, Sophie},
abstractNote = {The report “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” lays out the challenges and opportunities faced by the United States in the energy supply chain as well as the federal government plans to address these challenges and opportunities. It is accompanied by several issue-specific deep dive assessments, including this one, in response to Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply Chains,” which directs the Secretary of Energy to submit a report on supply chains for the energy sector industrial base. The Executive Order is helping the federal government to build more secure and diverse U.S. supply chains, including energy supply chains. The need to modernize and increase the capacity of the U.S. power grid is increasing due to growing population, aging infrastructure, grid resilience requirements, operational flexibility needs, and a growing portfolio of renewable energy. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement the United States has committed to reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030 and has set a goal of 100 percent carbon pollution free electricity by 2035 (The United States of America Nationally Determined Contribution, 2021). Meeting these targets will require a significant expansion of the power system to integrate a large amount of new renewable resources (United States Department of State & United States Executive Office of the President, 2021). However, many critical components supporting the power grid have limited to no domestic manufacturing capacity and face complex challenges in supporting a rapid expansion of the grid to meet multiple objectives, including decarbonization goals. This report focuses on two key grid components: large power transformers (LPTs) and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission.},
doi = {10.2172/1871501},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1871501}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2022},
month = {2}
}