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A New Paradigm - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/A-New-Paradigm
  • 1/31/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Electric grids have demonstrated the ability to adapt to some fraction of intermittent renewable generation, as long as there is sufficient dispatchable generation available to meet contemporaneous grid demand when the intermittent ...

Dispatchable Wind & Solar - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Dispatchable-Wind-and-Solar
  • 4/11/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Electricity demand fluctuates continuously, over a range of 2.5-3 to one. Electric utility operators control the output of numerous generation resources over their acceptable range of operation to match the contemporaneous demand of the ...

Fraudulent Fantasy - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Fraudulent-Fantasy
  • 1/23/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The UN and numerous national governments are promoting the fantasy that the global energy economy can transition to a fossil-fuel-free, all-electric everything energy economy by 2050. In this fantasy, intermittent renewable generation ...

Government Responsibility - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Government-Responsibility

Government, at all levels, apparently believes that its responsibility in the proposed energy transition is to establish the goals, set the timeline, pick the winning technologies and incentivize their market adoption. This perception led ...

Lessons Learned? - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Lessons-Learned
  • 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 ...

Paths to Net Zero - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Paths-to-Net-Zero
  • 5/9/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous potential paths to net zero annual CO2 emissions have been identified and discussed, including:

  • Renewables plus storage
  • Massively overbuilt renewables and transmission
  • Renewables plus Dispatchable Emission-Free Resources (DEFR...

Reluctant Realization - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Reluctant-Realization
  • 12/19/23 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

The US federal government has set a goal of transitioning the US energy economy to a fossil-fuel-free, “all-electric everything” energy economy by 2050. This transition would require an approximate tripling of the US electricity...

Renewables Responsibility - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Renewables-Responsibility
  • 2/13/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The renewable energy industry apparently believes that its responsibility in the proposed energy transition is take maximum advantage of federal and state subsidies, incentives, preferences and mandates by installing as much generating ...

The New Normal? - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/The-New-Normal
  • 2/27/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US electric utility industry has historically sought to achieve “four nines” (99.99%) reliability of service. One key to achieving very high system reliability has been maintaining an approximate 20% capacity reserve margin ...

US Coal Generation - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/US-Coal-Generation
  • 2/21/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently has approximately 1,250GW of electric generating capacity. Approximately 200GW of that capacity is coal generating capacity, of which approximately 50GW is scheduled to be retired through 2029. The remaining approximately ...

Utility Cost Allocation - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Utility-Cost-Allocation
  • 1/16/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the most contentious issues in utility ratemaking has been the issue of allocation of both capital and operating costs among customer classes. This allocation has been accomplished through monthly service charges, time of day rates, ...