Battery technology and the electric power grid and unreliable power sources

Michael Giberson The Christian Science Monitor recently ran a story on battery technology and the electric power grid. I’m not sure that there is much new there for anyone who is already paying attention to energy storage issues in bulk power, but the story provides a decent overview. AN ASIDE: I’m am always mildly amused… More Battery technology and the electric power grid and unreliable power sources

Building new transmission ≠ smart grid

Lynne Kiesling When I was reading around for my post on smart grid and renewables interconnection, I found several different parties willing to elide the two, to gloss over the important, subtle distinction between building new wires and incorporating digital intelligence and communication capabilities into a wires network. They are potentiall related, but different, and… More Building new transmission ≠ smart grid