Sweetwater hosts Transmission Summit 2013

Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas. The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse. Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit. He discussed the status and objectives of energy storage systems that operate in coordination with wind energy projects and the general objectives of and variations in energy storage technology. A case study of energy storage on line at Duke’s Notrees wind project near Odessa was presented.