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Demonstration Reporting - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 4/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary suggests a reporting format for the renewable plus storage demonstration discussed in the prior two commentaries.


Pre-demonstration electricity generation ...

  • 4/12/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The electric utility grid requires instantaneous balancing of demand and supply. Historically, most fluctuations on the grid were the result of changes in customer demand. However, as intermittent renewable sources of generation are added ...

Lessons Learned? - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 3/21/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past two years have provided unpleasant lessons for several electric utilities and their customers. The challenge remains for those utilities and the utility industry to learn from those lessons and take actions to prevent their ...

Personal Precautions
  • 1/10/17 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the idyllic images cherished by many environmentalists concerned about the climate is life “off the grid”, free of utilities, living off the land, minimizing their impact on the planet. However, reality frequently rears...

Precautionary Principle - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 5/24/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Precautionary Principle is frequently cited as the justification for actions to halt or retard climate change. This commentary will question the application of the principle to the design of a renewable plus storage electric grid.

The ...

Renewable Demonstration - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 3/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I believe it is essential that at least one large scale demonstration of a completely freestanding renewable plus storage powered grid be conducted under carefully controlled conditions. This demonstration should begin as soon as possible ...

Renewable Productivity - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 4/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The wind and solar generation systems installed in the US have been installed in the most favorable locations available, for obvious reasons. However, as wind and solar generation are expanded toward a renewable plus storage generation ...

Standby Generator Issues - ORIGINAL CONTENT
  • 9/27/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Intermittent renewable generation displaces a portion of the output of conventional coal and natural gas generators, but does not replace those generators. However, depending on intermittent renewable market penetration, the annual output ...

  • 3/29/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I believe that the demonstration project described in the previous commentary should be conducted rigorously and transparently, with broad website access to hourly, daily, monthly and annual data.

The first step in this process would be ...