How Much Renewable Energy Can Grids Handle?

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As renewable power generation keeps growing everywhere, utilities and grid operators have realized that intermittency is, most of the time, manageable. Solutions like fast-response turbines, batteries, access to other systems and demand-side management have toegther made this possible. Still, the debate remains open about whether there is a limit to how much renewables a system can take. The US state of Texas, a major oil and gas producer, but also the US' biggest renewable power generator thanks to its excellent wind and solar resources, is an ideal case study.

Electricity Prices, Utilities, Renewable Electricity
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