Utilities can't upgrade the grid without Uncle Sam
- Jun 15, 2021 6:52 pm GMT
A great deal of utilities and their customers want more renewables on the grid. However, as it stands now, transitioning to renewables demands utilities take on a considerable degree of risk. Technological upgrades that render the grid more accommodating to renewables, like advanced power control, dynamic line ratings and topology, have the potential to double renewables on the Southwest Power Pool, according to a study by the Brattle Group. However those same technologies carry some big opportunity costs. They’re expensive themselves, require additional operational costs and personnel training, and put utilities in danger of racking up penalties if things go wrong.
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