Batteries used as virtual power lines for more renewables
- Jul 22, 2020 11:23 pm GMT
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Written by: Arina Anisie, Francisco Boshell and Elena Ocenic
Virtual power line concept
The increasing share of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity in power systems requires efficient management – and, in some occasions, the reinforcement of transmission and distribution networks – to prevent congestion. As an alternative to expensive upgrades to the infrastructure needed for the grid-integration of variable renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, non-wire alternatives, also called virtual power lines (VPL) are being rolled out in several parts of the world.
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