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Renewable electricity and the grid : the challenge of variability

Author: Godfrey Boyle
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the significance of the issue of variability of renewable electricity supplies, and presents technical and operational solutions to the problem of reconciling the differing patterns of supply and demand. Its chapters are authored by leading experts in the field, who aim to explain and quantify the impacts of variability in renewable energy, and in doing so, dispel many of the myths and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Godfrey Boyle
ISBN: 1844074188 9781844074181
OCLC Number: 76936367
Description: xxiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Variable renewables and the grid: an overview / Michael Laughton --
Wind power on the grid / David Milborrow --
Renewable resource characteristics and network integration / Graham Sinden --
The UK energy research centre review of the costs and impacts of intermittency / Robert Gross [and others] --
Wind power forecasting / Bernhard Lange [and others] --
Flexibility of fossil fuel plant in a renewable energy scenario: possible implications for the UK / Fred Starr --
The potential contribution of emergency diesel standby generators in dealing with the variability of renewable energy sources / David Andrews --
Demand flexibility, micro-combined heat and power and the 'informated' grid / Bob Everett --
A renewable electricity system for the UK / Mark Barrett --
Reliable power, wind variability and offshore grids in Europe / Brian Hurley, Paul Hughes and Gregor Giebel --
Planning for variability in the longer term: the challenge of a truly sustainable energy system / David Infield and Simon Watson.
Responsibility: edited by Godfrey Boyle.
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Can renewable energy provide reliable power? Will it need extensive backup? This book examines the significance of the issue of variability of renewable electricity supplies, and presents technical  Read more...

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