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The Power Grid by Brian D’Andrade

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Smart Grid Energy Storage

Balasubramanian Pinnangudi1, Michelle Kuykendal1 and Shoham Bhadra2,    1Exponent Inc., Phoenix, AZ, United States,    2Exponent Inc., Natick, MA, United States

Abstract

Generation units based on renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, etc., have rapidly penetrated into the electrical grid. Today, they constitute a significant percentage of the installed generation capacity and are considered to be an important energy storage option for future generation systems. However, the intermittent and fluctuating nature of renewable generation has led to concerns regarding the stability of an electric grid that derives a large fraction of its energy from these sources and the costs associated with ...

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