Across the world, renewable power is displacing traditional generation, but can renewables also replace the critical stability functions that go with it? National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported yesterday, September 13, 2020, that studies are confirming in the field and on live power systems that solar, wind, and hybrid power plants can provide their own source of grid stability—potentially unlike anything currently on the grid.
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To read the NREL article click here: https://www.nrel.gov/news/features/2020/renewables-rescue-stability-as-the-grid-loses-spin.html
To learn more about inertia and the power grid, click here: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy20osti/73856.pdf
The NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL “ . . . focuses on creative answers to today’s energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world uses energy.”