One common criticism of renewables is that because they are variable, they are not reliable. There will be times, critics say, when there’s no sun shining and no wind blowing. Then we’ll all be shivering in the dark!
Jacobson and colleagues, however, say that the grid they propose will be not only reliable, but more reliable than today’s grid. They’ve got a detailed grid modeling and reliability study coming soon that makes the case in more detail, but the short story is that reliability is assured through three measures.
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