2017-07-20
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/25432-awea-study-power-grid-grid-stability

Reliability of power grid not endangered by renewables

A new study shows no evidence of the power grid becoming destabilized by adding more renewable energy.

Official Press Release AWEA:

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Analysis Group report: No evidence that changing power mix endangers electric system reliability

Analysis Group report: No evidence that changing power mix endangers electric system reliability

Expert report by Analysis Group finds that low-priced natural gas, not renewable energy policies, is fundamental cause of coal and nuclear plant closures

A new report by Analysis Group answers questions asked two months ago by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causing some coal and nuclear power plants to retire, and not state and federal policies supporting renewable energy development. The report finds that the changing electricity resource mix poses no threat to reliability of the nation’s power system. Perry launched a 60-day review of “critical... More

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AWEA, study, power grid, grid stability
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