Reliability mechanisms that seemed appropriate two decades ago, including the original capacity market designs, no longer fit the bill, the authors write.
With COVID, cyber attacks and natural disasters bringing emergency preparedness to the fore, a panel of regulators says states must increase their focus on resilience.
“Europe may be ahead of the U.S. in requiring recyclable systems, but all will soon follow,” said Paul Veers, chief engineer at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center.
The proposed procurement is intended to maintain grid reliability after the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is retired by 2025.
Using wholesale power market prices from 2012 to 2019 across the seven grid operators, researchers found that independently siting a battery could lead to a higher value in nearly all U.S. markets.
Utilities support development of a U.S.-based supply chain for grid equipment, but warn that sudden changes in procurement processes could drive up prices and impact reliability.
Deployment of VO technology can illuminate existing grid issues, and addressing those areas can help utilities to further improve reliability, performance, safety and customer service.
Sen. Joe Manchin, whose home state of West Virginia is in the heart of mining country, came out swinging in defense of coal-fired power plants in the U.S. at the annual EEI conference, arguing they are being singled out unfairly.
Diversifying the energy storage supply chain means increasing trust in more manufacturers, industry officials and analysts warn.
Planning and cost allocation are two of the larger-scale keys to building out the amount of transmission necessary to bring the power grid to 100% carbon-free power under President Biden’s 2035 timeline, according to Glick.