Abstract: Under increasing penetration of distributed resources, regulators and electricity distribution utilities face greater uncertainty regarding the evolution of network uses and efficient system costs. This uncertainty can threaten revenue adequacy and challenges both cost of service/rate of return and incentive/performance-based approaches to the remuneration of distribution utilities.
I’ve been writing a lot recently about the historic transition from coal to gas-fired power generation ongoing in the United States (see here, here, and here). Water is almost always front and center in these stories (see here and here), as the large amounts of water consumed in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to unlock natural gas trapped in shale formations has brought the water-energy nexus to the fore.
of solar photovoltaic systems is the highest in the world, voltage power curtailment (i.e., preventing export from photovoltaics to the feeder, representing a loss of income to the owner of the photovoltaics)  , and active and reactive power control from the photovoltaic unit that these requirements add to the uncertainty surrounding 100% renewable pathways as we depart from well-known and understood electricity systems into novel approaches that rely on reinvented networks with greater...
@cody_a_hill@dugntyg@JohnDPMorgan@sydnets@jgkoomey@drvox Except that we need a full toolkit when we get there and all these technologies -- new nuclear designs, gas w/CCS at near 100% capture, engineered geothermal, seasonal storage -- are not mature or even commercial. That takes time
The best time to plant a forest was 20 years ago.
@cody_a_hill@dugntyg@JohnDPMorgan@sydnets Yes no business case/need for long duration storage now / in next decade in most (all?) regions. 2030s and beyond we may start needing it if regions are committed to 100% RE. That's not too far off I terms of pace of tech development cycles however.
@DustinMulvaney@alannogee@CostaSamaras@jgkoomey Yep. IIRC there was about $15b/yr in deployment incentives to buy down the cost of maturing clean energy technologies in there. Similar to calls in Beyond Boom and Bust report (my last at BTI).
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