TITLE

Power by the Hour

AUTHOR(S)
Wolf, Gene
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Transmission & Distribution World;Jul2012 Supplement, Vol. 64, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges related to the transmission of electric power produced by using renewable sources. It is stated that specialized software keeps track of the available power generation, transmission resources and system load, but solar and wind generation are interconnected to the grid, due to which distribution is no longer so simple. According to the Solar Electric Power Association, solar generation supplies less than 1 percent of the U.S. electricity needs.
ACCESSION #
77667878

 

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