Transmission System

The collection substation terminates collection feeder cables and steps up the voltage to that of the transmission system to which the project ultimately connects.

Construction of a substation at the Big Horn Wind Project in Klickitat County, Washington. Photo courtesy of PPM Energy.

2.2.4 Access Roads

There usually are a number of access roads into and around a wind project. These roads provide construction and service access to the wind turbines.

Construction of a substation at the Big Horn Wind Project in Klickitat County, Washington. Photo courtesy of PPM Energy.

2.2.4 Access Roads

There usually are a number of access roads into and around a wind project. These roads provide construction and service access to the wind turbines.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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