Tagged with electricity grids

What it takes to future-proof our electricity grids

What it takes to future-proof our electricity grids

Planners are puzzling over how to increase the share of renewables in our electricity systems when they are intermittent. Many are now turning to conventional power plants to be on standby. As Valentin Robu, lecturer in smart grids at Heriot-Watt University, states on the Conversation website, this is expensive and contributes to increased carbon emissions. … Continue reading

Preparing our electricity grids for the future

Preparing our electricity grids for the future

Our current climate and energy policies are requiring that our infrastructure is ready for significant increases in sustainable energy. Are we ready? Julia Pyper writes an excellent post on the Greentechmedia website on what the implications are for the grid sector.   Electric Utilities Prepare for a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy A growing number … Continue reading

Electric vehicles and the grid of the future

Electric vehicles and the grid of the future

The energy transition is bringing forward many interesting challenges. While many grid managers may be anxious about what latest trends mean for their industry, Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post that there could be many positive benefits. What do you think?   Why the Tesla boom could actually be very good news for the … Continue reading

Thinking big about transmitting renewable energy

Thinking big about transmitting renewable energy

The RT website provides an interesting news item from China that a company running its power grid is working with neighbouring countries to develop a $50 trillion electricity network. The company’s chairman believes that smart grids, ultra-high voltage (UHV) grids and clean energy are the only way forward. What do you think?   China proposes … Continue reading