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Director, U.S. Markets and Regulatory Affairs Rodan Energy Solutions (USA) Inc.

My entire career has been involved in the process of electric industry restructuring, starting with the independent power industry, moving to the creation of the region’s Independent System...

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When Jon Wellinghoff talks...people listen.

(Or should, anyway.)

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Matt Chester on Oct 14, 2020

The problems with our aging centralized grid are not just limited to California. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for 2.7 million people in New Jersey. Eight years later, Isaias, which was much weaker, caused blackouts for 1.4 million people. This was after years of investigations and purported grid improvements that cost ratepayers billions of dollars.

How does the availability of more flexibility and DR play into the stormy regions? Is it about incentivizing more DERs that can keep lights on while the grid is restored? 

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Oct 14, 2020

Yes, it has ,but scattered here and there. One can assume a capacity factor of storage batteries in a range of 0.5-0.6 only.

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