19 May '11, 4pm

Renewable Integration Still a Challenge for Utilities

Renewable Integration Still a Challenge for Utilities

Indeed, in a recent report, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested that the total global potential for renewable energy, “is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand.” The study states that renewable energy production will increase between three and 10 times by 2050, with almost half of all new electricity production capacity installed globally in 2008-2009 coming from renewable sources . The renewables revolution is already well under way. In 2008, renewables contributed around 19 percent of the global electricity supply. By 2030, wind power alone could be providing 10 percent of the total global electricity supply and in excess of 20 percent by 2050—a massive expansion considering that in 2009 wind power met just 1.8 percent of worldwide electricity demand. So far, so good. And what's more, analysts expec...

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