The Case for Distribution Voltage Management
- Jul 7, 2018 10:32 pm GMT
The California Duck Curve reveals a potential costly issue for utilities and their customers. The annual peak load appears to be continuing to grow — because it occurs after dark when there is no solar power being generated — yet energy sales may be declining with the growth of distributed solar generation during the day. This results in the need to continue to expand the grid, but without the sales revenue to support the added capital expense, presenting a Catch-22 that utilities are struggling to overcome.
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