19 May '11, 2pm

Grid Realities Versus Greentech Startup Dreams

Grid Realities Versus Greentech Startup Dreams

Jim Detmers is the former COO of the California Independent Service Operator. His job -- and the job of any ISO -- is to KLTO (Keep The Lights On). He spoke at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) last week in an event sponsored by Young Professionals in Energy and hosted by EPRI's Sarah Inwood and Pedram Mokrian of Mayfield Fund. It was the first in a series called "Behind the Light Switch." Detmers provided an electrical grid pop quiz to test your electron knowledge that we reprinted here . Jim Detmers was the gentleman who called the rolling black-outs in the California energy crisis of 2001 . Detmers' talk covered the topic of grid dispatch. But the real crux of the presentation -- and the sobering bit of news for many in the renewable energy field -- was Detmers' take on renewables like wind and solar as well as energy storage. His talk sounded a tocsin to eve...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/grid-realitie...

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