Boundless Energy has created the development concepts for numerous projects and has been involved in all development phases including:
- Feasibility Studies
- Equity Raising
- Interconnection Studies
- Off-Take Contract Negotiation
- Permit Management
- EPC procurement
- General partner management
Westbrook Energy Center
This project is a 560 MW CCGT, (operational since 2001), initiated by TR&MC prior to forming Boundless Energy. Though a generation project located in Westbrook Maine, it is noted here because it represents the type of comprehensive and innovative development concepts that have made Boundless’ transmission projects so unique. Westbrook Energy Center was initiated at the request of the City of Westbrook, which partnered with TR&MC in an effort to retain industrial development and spur economic growth.
Neptune Regional Transmission System
Neptune RTS is a multi-phase HVDC submarine network running along the northeast coast of the US from the Mid-Atlantic to Maritime Canada. It was conceived by TR&MC in the mid-1980s, with actual project development initiated in 1997 after FERC promulgation of rules to enable open transmission access and independent development/ownership.
Salish Sea (formerly Juan de Fuca Cable)
The Juan de Fuca Cable (JdF) project was a 550 MW HVDC Light (Voltage Source Converter) interconnection between Victoria, British Columbia, BC, and Port Angeles, Washington. It started as a joint venture between Boundless and Sea Breeze Power Corp., a Canadian developer of renewable energy. The rationale for the project is multifaceted: to increase transmission capacity between Canada and the US so the vast amount of wind, biomass, and run of river hydro potential in British Columbia can attain competitive markets (BC is a closed market operated by a government utility) and achieve economy of construction scale: to strengthen two radial grids (JdF provides controllable loop flow between Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island); to increase the transmission capacity of two effectively islanded grids; to increase existing international intertie capacity by reducing reserve margins: and to defray or avoid more expensive upgrades needed for reliability to meet N-2 security criteria.
This project was recently redesigned to form an alternate 2,000 MW project titled Salish Sea.
Pacific Renewable Offshore Interconnect
Pacific Renewable Offshore Interconnect was first initiated in 2005 in conjunction with Pacific Gas & Electric. In 2022 it was redesigned to incorporate offshore renewables. It is a 650-mile, 1500 MW HVDC Classic interconnection between coastal Oregon and San Francisco Bay. The primary purpose of this project is to provide better interconnection for Pacific Coast offshore renewables. It also functions as congestion relief for one of the Northwest’s most constrained interfaces, and, by accessing multiple connection points around San Francisco Bay, greatly increases existing grid capacity and reliability in a highly constrained and effectively radial grid.
CARITrans Limited Partnership
CariTrans is a Boundless/AvantBridge venture that includes additional highly qualified advisors. It is an umbrella development company encompassing several related projects that form small networks individually and a Caribbean-wide network collectively.
The Triton Cable network is a series of HVDC Classic and Light interconnections proposed to link coastal British Columbia and Alaska to California. Tens of thousands of megawatts of high-quality renewable generation potential is stranded in the Pacific Northwest without access to any mainland grid. Several large projects are already in development, but British Columbia lacks the infrastructure to incorporate this capacity into its own grid, let alone transmit to the US. Triton has initiated the feasibility study and a WECC path rating process for this network that will also serve to ring bus the BC grid.