09 May '12, 10am

How the Energy Grid Actually Works

How the Energy Grid Actually Works

Fully Charged /Video screen capture As demonstrated by some reactions to this activist video defending Germany's massive solar growth , among the most common criticisms of renewable energy is that extreme variability of solar and wind places a strain on the electrical grid. From electric cars that talk to the grid to large-scale energy storage , many ideas have been touted as potential solutions that could help smooth out the peaks and troughs of supply and demand. But how viable are these solutions in the real world? A Behind the Scenes Look Robert Llewellyn—whose Fully Charged show has expanded from electric car coverage into everything from farming the wind to the impact of smart meters on behavior —has decided to put his own renewables- and electric car-centric advocacy to the test by visiting the UK's National Grid control center and finding out how it all works. The ...

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