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The Cost of Wind’s Ancillary Services

LA Times reporter Ralph Vartabedian recently wrote about the use of natural gas generation to provide electricity when the wind is not blowing. He cites an afternoon in California when the wind power production was only 1% of the rated … Continue reading

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What’s a Flat State to Do?

As we move to higher levels of renewable generation, electric generation becomes much less controllable. We need to find new ways to provide control, and energy storage plays a part in many electricity systems to help with matching supply to … Continue reading

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Protecting the Grid

Did you see “Revolution” on Monday evening? It’s a new television series that explores the dystopian aftermath of a global blackout, which leaves our heroes and heroines without any electricity or electronic devices. While this science fiction premise may sound … Continue reading

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