The Lockdown: A Partial Test of the 2030s Grid
- Jun 9, 2020 11:30 am GMT
The lockdown is providing a trial run of the "summer minimum" challenges of operating the grid as it will be in the 2030s and 2040s. Demand was historically low and renewable generation historically high on both the distribution and the transmission grids. Not only did this mean that electricity flows through the transmission grid dropped severely, but also inertia dropped to levels that required extensive intervention.
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