31 Jul '17, 3pm

Leaked DOE report shows grid coping well with more wind

Leaked DOE report shows grid coping well with more wind

Bloomberg and other news outlets, including the Washington Post, reported on the leaked staff report in mid-July. "The power system is more reliable today due to better planning, market discipline and better operating rules and standards," the draft said. "The grid is in good shape. System resiliency continues to improve." The final version of the report is likely to be politically massaged. Some renewables proponents have warned that the document — by the pro-fossil-fuel Trump administration — may fault wind and solar as unreliable, an outdated point of view. The study was led by Travis Fisher, a former economist at the right-of-centre Institute for Energy Research. Fisher previously criticised the existence of federal tax credits for renewables, according to US political website The Hill. Within days of the leak, the excerpts reported in the news had been changed, accord...

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