I am not a power engineer and I know they won’t work! However, I am glad this person who is, agrees with me!
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~
Two recent blog articles are worth flagging because they bear directly on FERC’s proposal to write rules that constrain the grid-threatening spread of renewables.
Written by an experienced power engineer, these articles explain the deep technical problems with increasing renewables while maintaining grid reliability. It is these problems that must be overcome, if they even can be, which is not clear at this point.
I describe the FERC action here: https://www.cfact.org/2022/12/27/ferc-considers-constraining-renewables/ Note that comments are taken until a March 6 and this is potentially a ground breaking rule making.
The blog is climate scientist Judith Curry’s wonderful Climate Etc. This is a great place to see the climate and energy debates in action since many sides get voiced.
The author is power engineer Russell Schussler who writes under the name “Planning Engineer”. He is retired from a major utility and previously chaired the…
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