Grid Operators Manage Swings in Solar Generation During the Eclipse

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Grid Operators Manage Solar Eclipse RTO Insider, August 21, 2017 CAISO and other electric grid operators across the country managed large and rapid swings in solar generation output Monday during the first continent-wide total solar eclipse in nearly a century. ISOs and RTOs were well prepared for the event, especially in solar-heavy California where the … Read more

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid Requires Change

Want more wind and solar? We’ll need to get rid of outdated grid rules. Vox, July 23, 2015. Image credit: Ivana @ St Nicks For the most part, wind and solar — also known as variable renewable energy (VRE) — haven’t run into those constraints yet, because their penetration remains relatively low. In 2014, wind generated just … Read more