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Approaches to Integrating Renewables: California Revisited

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Lincoln Bleveans from Burbank Power & Water, joins Dr Massey and me for another chinwag podcast.

We explore how this US utility approaches the challenge of integrating more renewables into their power system.

What are the biggest challenges and what are the range of different solutions and approaches that exist? In particular, how can utilities make the transition while delivering the same levels of reliability that customers expect?

As usual, the discussion is wide-ranging, covering everything from storage to conventional plants and transmission capacity to demand response, enjoy!

 

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Matt Chester on Feb 28, 2020 5:33 pm GMT

A heavyweight conversation featuring some of Energy Central's best community members! Eager to listen to this

What are the biggest challenges and what are the range of different solutions and approaches that exist? In particular, how can utilities make the transition while delivering the same levels of reliability that customers expect?

The U.S. is particularly interesting with this question with the widespread geography and patchwork of regulations, utility types, etc. 

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Charley Rattan on Feb 28, 2020 6:18 pm GMT

Indeed. The issue is sometimes referred to as the Energy Trilemma here in the UK.  Keeping the lights on, at an offordable price whilst heading towards net zero.  

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