No Gridlock Here – January 19, 2023

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Welcome to Energy Central’s digest covering different developments in focus for people working on the T&D landscape, grid professionals and transmission professionals. This digest goes through a few key articles throughout the month and is just a taste of what the community has to offer, so keep the conversations going in the comments and check out the rest of the posts throughout the month as well.


More Renewable Energy May Increase Grid Complexity: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Assessment

Reginia Powers

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For this piece, Regina Powers, who works in marketing at Certrec, goes over a report that shows how further use of renewable energy could make the grid more complicated. The reason for this is that the sources of renewable energy can vary greatly, so the use will require more planning and infrastructure to offset unexpected drops.


Our Power Grids require Reliability, Resilience and Risk management.

Paul Hobcraft

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In this piece, Paul Hobcraft, an expert in energy innovation looks at the plethora of recent problems that grids have faced. Paul prescribes a series of changes to help the energy industry overcome these problems. Paul says there needs to be more focus on helping leverage new energy sources, among other changes.


We Must Act Now to Protect The Electric Grid from Drones

Steven Naumann

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With this post, Steven Naumann, the Chief Technical Advisor to Protect Our Power, links to an editorial he wrote that discusses how drones could be a threat to the great. Steven notes that the US has seen recent attacks on grids. So, combining that reality with Russian attacks on Ukraine’s grids means that America’s enemies could use similar tactics in the US.


California Needs More Power Lines to Meet Fossil Fuel Goals

Kent Knutson

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Kent Knutson, an Energy Market Specialist with Hitachi Energy USA Inc., links to an interesting article that discusses how California needs further development in its energy infrastructure, by creating more power lines, in order to meet California’s energy goals. An investment in a project like this could help ensure that California does not have further energy issues.

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Jim Stack on Jan 27, 2023

More renewable enwrgy does require more planning. The bestmove is to add Battery Storage by the Megawatt. The ones who have added this save money and balance the users changing needs in nano seconds. 

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