22 Jun '11, 6pm

Top 5 Coolest Ways Companies are Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid

Top 5 Coolest Ways Companies are Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid

The International Energy Agency wanted to know, so it modeled a variety of high-penetration scenarios in eight geographic regions around the world. Hugo Chandler, a senior policy analyst with the IEA explains the organization’s findings to Climate Progress: Variability is not just some new phenomenon in grid management. What we found is that renewable energy is not fundamentally different. The criticisms of renewables often neglect the complementarities between different technologies and the way they can balance each other out if spread over certain regions and energy types. Grid operators are constantly working to balance available supply with demand – it’s what they do. There are always natural variations that cause spikes in demand, reductions in supply or create disturbances in frequency and voltage.Once you see there are a variety of ways to properly manage that varia...

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