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Great Richard, it's official - the winter outages were nobody's fault. Like winter, they were unavoidable. Let's face it - humans are at the mercy of the wind and weather. The stream of denials coming from ERCOT is as deafening as the silence of those taking any responsibility for it. If David Sibley wrote the law that deregulated the Texas grid he can kick and scream and cry all he...
Bob, the energy industry has been exposed for some of its questionable behavior in the past and even today I witness some things that don't pass the smell test. BUT, when it comes to emergencies, like in Texas and other parts of the country, the electric industry pulls together to support each other like no other industry I'm aware of. My American spirit is "refreshed" when I see a...
I second Matt's thanks for the post, Shailesh. It's great to see a study that quantifies gains available from affordable, commonsense measures to enhance grid performance. I do have some technical comments, however.
Historical approaches to resource planning, if unchanged, will result in a significant degradation of resource adequacy This is the key takeaway-- the way it's always been done won't work moving forward because the grid no longer looks the way it always has in terms of generation, and it's never going back. The nuance and changes from more DERs, VPPs, CCAs, etc. are...