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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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Expanding Texas Wind Expensive for Reducing Emissions

Texas already has the highest penetration of wind in the nation, and now the state has embarked on a significant expansion of its electric transmission network in west Texas to support new wind farms. How cost-effective is this expansion for … Continue reading

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