Wind Power and Reliability: The Roles of Baseload and Variable Resources Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has stated that “baseload capacity is going to become an anachronism” and that no new nuclear or coal plants may ever be needed in the United States. Quote from Press Release: “1. This fact sheet explains why baseload power is only one of... »
Latest version – feel free to comment or edit – strangely, has a large number of refrences from the claverton site. Jump to: navigation, search Erie Shores Wind Farm monthly output over a two year period An intermittent energy source is a source of electric power generation that may be uncontrollably variable or more intermittent than conventional power sources, and therefore non-disp... »
Dear Claverton People, Do you want to know more about offshore wind but would like to go to a Conference where you don’t have to pay £1000 for the registration fee? Well come along to the University of Birmingham on August 28th which has a registration fee of just £60 and also a range of UK and international speakers who will get down to the cutting edge issues. David Toke, Senior Lectu... »
Below is an extract from the excellent Wikipedia’s article on National Grid which references Bernard Quigg’s paper at the last Claverton Conference. Can anyone help on this – it seems to me that the Costs of Transmission derived from Bernard’s’ paper are too high when compared to the method derived from Triad charges, Is this because Bernard is including generator c... »
The UK has committed itself to a very ambitious target to increase its wind powered generation
capacity by 2020. The EC's 15% renewable energy target implies that renewable electricity,
much of its wind power, will have to provide between 35-40% of electricity supplies. This has
caused concerns in some quarters that the UK 's security of supply will be placed in jeopardy.
However, others say t... »
David Millborrow is a Claverton participant…. Thanks to Hugh Sharman for forwarding this piece. This article from David Millborrow seems to pretty much demolish this article.. .. http://www.claverton-energy.com/download/316/ …………………………………. Quote ” Today, the UK is committed to European Union targets to deliv... »
The energy storage industry is assured of a successful future. There will be setbacks in these difficult times, of course, in a sector that has many vulnerable pre-commercial technology developers. However, storage has all the attributes of a cornerstone technology, enabling real progress in areas that are certain to be of huge significance: the effective use of renewable and distributed ene... »
Part Two of an Interconnected Conference with: National Energy Policy Transmission holds the key to meeting renewable energy goals nationwide. It is projected that nearly all easily accessible wind sites will be exhausted within two to four years, and both utility-scale solar and geothermal are likewise transmission constrained. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in transmission mega... »
On the 23rd of February it was reported that one of the large six utility companies in the UK lost £172.5mn, in just three months, by trading a gas position. This loss could have been against a background of relatively low gas price volatility; presumably this "increase in wholesale cost" will now be passed on to end consumers? Who trades and who pays? Who invests and who pays?
The new Energ... »
BBC programme “You and Yours” discussed the issues in a pretty comprehensive and well researched manner.. A representative from David Hirst’s (A Claverton Member) RLTek company described how the frequency sensitive device, fitted to fridges, which are now being sold in UK can help the grid. Also talked to the Opposition spokesman on energy about Smart Meter and Smart Grids. ... »