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While power generation from solar and wind has grown, Alison Silverstein, an electric system reliability consultant and researcher, said insufficient transmission and infrastructure makes it harder for consumers to receive energy from renewables.

A lack of transmission causes bottlenecks on the grid, affecting available energy produced by low cost wind and solar generation, boosting energy costs. And the impact is greater on renewables than on thermal power generators, she said.

Texas ERCOT getting bailed out by wind and solar.

by asdf on Fri Jun 17th, 2022 at 03:54:00 PM EST
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This is undoubtedly true in the USA. However, it is becoming a matter of the past in the EU, as trans-border links allow dispatching of Scandinavian wind or Iberian sun.

EU states are more integrated in this respect than the United ones of America, or is that just a superficial impression?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 11:49:03 AM EST
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