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

What fixed vs. flexible retail power rates in Texas tell us about wind power in the ERCOT market

In parts of north Texas, electric retailers in effect are willing to pay consumers a little bit in exchange for the retailer taking on price risk. Crazy, right? No, it isn’t crazy, it is wind power. … More What fixed vs. flexible retail power rates in Texas tell us about wind power in the ERCOT market