Wind power accounts for about 6% of total U.S. capacity and 3.5% of generated energy.
“I spent a lot of my career making generation serve a fluctuating load,” PJM’s Boston said. “Now I have to figure out how to make the load fit some variable generation.” The ability to directly control significant amounts of customer demand offers some intriguing opportunities to mitigate the grid impacts of wind and other intermittent resources. Smart grid technologies can conceivably link wind farms, control centers and end users, reducing or cycling ...
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