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Former Director of Communications National Grid Ventures

Justin currently serves as Director of Communications for National Grid Ventures, the competitive arm of National Grid which focuses on accelerating our clean energy future. He focuses on both...

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  • Sep 30, 2020

Fascinating study published today by Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy. getting at the value of diversifying renewable generation through the transmission system. The study was co-authored by National Grid's Kai Van Horn, Brattle Group Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger and Brattle Group Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz. 

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Matt Chester on Sep 30, 2020

For renewable generation levels from 10% to 60% of annual energy consumption, interconnecting two power market sub-regions with different wind regimes through transmission investments can reduce annual production costs by between 2% and 23% and annual renewable curtailments by 45% to 90%.

Wow this is a powerful finding! With the U.S. grid being so vast in geography and location, more interconnections are surely needed. 

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Justin Drake on Oct 14, 2020

100% agreed! The findings certainly make a compelling case for additional interconnections to further unlock renewable energy across the U.S.

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