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The Shape of Things to Come: Net Demand

By Bentham Paulos

As wind and solar mature commercially they have novel effects on power system operations, planning, and finances.  With Germany and California in the vanguard, policy solutions are emerging. But to best pursue a clean energy future, we first must change the way we look at our power systems, starting with the daily load profile. 

he growth of wind and solar power are introducing a new element into grid operations, and changing the way grid operators look at the system.  Indeed, they are changing the familiar daily shape of the demand profile.


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