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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
The grid will be designed to handle intermittency both in generation and demand, and to handle renewables with both spatial and technological diversity. It will make far more efficient use of accurate weather/generation prediction, as well as advanced notification of load-shedding on the demand side. All compensated with appropriate pricing.
Such a reconception of the grid is already underway, though without enough pressure because of the faults of market-driven decision-making. The complete reconfiguration could easily be done in 20 years, during which existing plants continue their gradually diminishing functions.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
as if turbines cannot be stopped when needed.
And as if there are no accurate wind forecasts on which to base scheduling.
They also wonder what to do with excess wind, as if turbines cannot be stopped when needed.
Pay people to use it. At least that is what Germany did.
Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
But soon, these coal-plant owners will own more offshore wind than coal plant capacity...at least in Europe.
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