07 Dec '11, 3pm

New Lab to Help Utilities "See" Grid of the Future via @reworld

Now, it's time for a tune up. Newer power generation technologies such as wind and solar are gaining market share, while at the same time they are introducing an uncertain wrinkle into the old reliable power grid — variability. The new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is tackling the challenge of keeping the power grid running reliability while at the same time introducing a host of new technologies into an already complex system. According to NREL's center director for Electricity Resources and Buildings Integration, David Mooney, the grid has operated essentially the same for more than 50 years. Utilities know how to predict energy demand by looking at the day of the week and the weather forecast. Then, utilities dispatch generating sources (usually from coal or natural gas) to mee...

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New Lab to Help Utilities "See" Grid of the Future

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Dec '11, 3pm

Now, it's time for a tune up. Newer power generation technologies such as wind and solar are gaining market share, while a...

New Lab to Help Utilities 'See' Grid of the Future

New Lab to Help Utilities 'See' Grid of the Future

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