Renewables already threatening grid stability

Aside from hydroelectric dams – and to an extent, geothermal generators – the leading renewable energy technologies, photovoltaics and wind, are intermittent energy sources that inconsistently dump electrons onto the grid with dramatic variation over seconds, minutes, hours, days, and seasons. This ...

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