Last year, renewable energy sources represented more than half the new power capacity around the world . While this is an important step toward achieving a clean energy future, successfully integrating this large amount of renewable generation into the current U.S. transmission system – in a safe and reliable manner – is currently a monumental challenge. The intermittent nature of both wind and solar challenges our ability to fully depend on these resources. As we see in Figure 1, not only is wind energy variable, but it can also defy forecasting – even “hour-ahead” forecasting.
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Northern Territory signs PPA with 25MW solar farm, as grid reforms take shape
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Colleton County school board member speaks on 5th grader death
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Tornado Safety Tips: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
The Midlands is at risk for severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes. Here's some safety tips, courtesy of South Carolina Emergency Management, that could keep you safe.
How energy storage can improve solar economics for businesses and non-profits
Utility companies charge residential customers for how much energy they use. This is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) by the customer’s meter. Non-profit, commercial, and large industrial customers…