Infrastructure Alternative: HVDC on Interstate Roadsides -Modernized power grid will speed up electrified transportation

29.09.2020: Floor-breaking analysis revealed in collaboration by The Ray and Innovia Know-how, and NGI Consulting, doc the huge effectivity, financial, societal and environmental advantages of putting in trendy, excessive voltage direct present (HVDC) transmission li

Floor-breaking analysis revealed in collaboration by The Ray and Innovia Know-how, and NGI Consulting, doc the huge effectivity, financial, societal and environmental advantages of putting in trendy, excessive voltage direct present (HVDC) transmission traces and localized micro-grids on interstate roadsides. Interstate roadsides (generally known as right-of-way (ROW)) embody medians, interchanges, exits, relaxation areas, and customer facilities, which states should keep at a considerable price.  

The publications, “Transportation + Power:  Good Powered Highways,” and “Subsequent Technology Highways:  Co-Finding the Transport of Autos, Power, and Info,” spotlight the vital hole between the long run power demand of electrified transportation at scale, and the capability of the present, alternating present (AC) electrical energy grid to fulfill the demand. Each publications establish the ROW as a publicly-owned asset specified by a pure grid system, and description a strategic framework that connects the power wants of transportation, in addition to the power wants of the communities that the interstate bodily connects.

Within the U.S., 18.7 million electrical automobiles (EVs) are anticipated to be on the roads by 2030. The present electrical energy grid is underpowered to fulfill the demand of our future power wants – fleets of electrified freight and supply automobiles, along with passenger automobiles. For instance, a single one-megawatt charger for a semi-truck will draw the identical quantity of energy as 900 American properties.

Nonetheless, merely increasing the present electrical grid might be difficult as a result of land-use points and public opposition. That is very true when transmission line extensions are wanted to provide sufficient energy, as might be anticipated when offering charging for trucking fleets and huge numbers of passenger automobiles. Utilizing our roadsides resolves these challenges by utilizing the present blueprint that connects our communities.

The Webber Power Group at UT Austin and The Ray just lately mapped obtainable ROW at interstate exits and located that putting in photo voltaic panels at these exits may generate as much as 36TWh of fresh renewable power every year, sufficient to cost 12 million passenger EVs yearly.

Thus, the publicly-owned ROW alongside interstates and main highways current two alternatives that hyperlink the power and transportation sectors:

    Extremely-efficient renewable power microgrids for charging EVs may join roadside photo voltaic panels on to EV charging depots and future wi-fi EV charging lanes. This would cut back the gap power has to journey and remove electrical conversion losses between the present AC grid and DC sources of technology (photo voltaic) and cargo (EVs).

    Burying HVDC transmission traces alongside interstates will increase the safety and resilience of our grid, and creates a fast-moving, coast-to-coast marketplace for balancing and delivering photo voltaic and wind power assets, at a price financial savings. In actual fact, the Nationwide Renewable Power Laboratory (NREL) discovered that each greenback invested in nationwide HVDC grid infrastructure generates one to 2 {dollars} of web profit to Individuals via decrease power prices.

“NextGen Highways are highways the place electrical transmission traces and broadband/5G communications infrastructure are strategically colocated alongside the freeway right-of-way. Colocating this infrastructure is crucial to completely and effectively facilitate the electrical sector’s transition to renewable power and the transportation sector’s transition to zero-emission automobiles.”

— Subsequent Technology Highways:  Co-Finding the Transport of Autos, Power, and Info

“A nationwide HVDC grid would create a coast-to-coast marketplace for our nation’s ample renewable assets, a lot as the unique interstate system did for bodily items within the 1950s. It might provide our cities with renewable power via a system that naturally connects them. It might help electrification of our transportation system. And the deployment of HVDC grid within the ROW may present one more revenue-generating alternative for State DOTs who negotiate a land price or pursue different preparations, like a useful resource share.”

— Transportation + Power:  Good Powered Highways

“Interstate freeway land is an under-leveraged asset. We imagine the ROW might be put to higher use and holds the important thing to modernizing our power grid, accelerating renewable power technology and transportation electrification. Not solely can we generate clear power for clear automobiles utilizing transportation infrastructure that we already personal, however State DOTs all around the nation have the chance to faucet into new funding sources via land charges, useful resource share agreements, and different enterprise fashions that the federal authorities endorses.” — Harriet Anderson Langford, The Ray

“NextGen Highways could be the biggest infrastructure venture in 50 years and characterize an funding in America’s continued prosperity and world management.” — Morgan Putnam, NGI Consulting

“Breakthrough innovation is commonly unlocked by the creation of a standard platform. The built-in power and transportation system described on this analysis wouldn’t solely speed up the transition to scrub power and electrical transportation, it will additionally allow a bunch of innovation alternatives. From the EV proprietor promoting their battery capability to the grid, to the large-scale power investor, to developments in DC energy conversion, to the entrepreneur offering companies alongside new “electrical forecourts.” — Andy Milton, Innovia Know-how

About The Ray
The Ray is a proving floor for the evolving concepts and applied sciences that may remodel the transportation infrastructure of the long run, starting with the hall of highway that’s named in reminiscence of Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), a Georgia native who grew to become a captain of business and was acknowledged as a pacesetter in inexperienced enterprise when he challenged his firm, Atlanta-based Interface, Inc., to reimagine the enterprise as a sustainable firm—one that will pursue zero environmental footprint. Chaired by Ray’s daughter Harriet Langford, The Ray is an epiphany of the Ray C. Anderson Basis. Study extra at

About Innovia Know-how

Innovia Know-how is a worldwide innovation consultancy specializing within the entrance finish of innovation, working with the very best corporations on the earth to create alternatives for progress. We mix creativity with construction, drawing on a variety of capabilities from science and engineering, to psychology and design. Our options work nicely and drive progress: they’re emotionally compelling and commercially efficient. We’re agile and responsive, delivering simply what you want to make it occur. Study extra at

About NGI Consulting

Morgan Putnam, Ph.D., based NGI Consulting in 2019 to assist cities, firms, and states envision a path in direction of next-generation infrastructure. NGI Consulting is especially centered on the grid integration challenges that transportation electrification will face. Challenges which can be extremely much like these skilled by the photo voltaic business over the past six years: asset interconnection; distribution planning; and the supply of a powerful transmission grid.

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