Understand some of the key challenges of increasing dependency on intermittent power sources. Find out why the implementation of intermediate power generators on the electricity grid is premature.
Dr Ulrich Decher, PhD in Nuclear Engineering, explains the benefits and challenges that intermittent power sources place on the grid as their contribution to the electricity generation increases. Although an intermittent source may be emission free, its use on the grid may result in increased emissions depending on the performance of the balancing power source that it is paired with.
Electricity production today is a highly political subject. Over half of the states have renewable goals. Decher explains the need to look carefully where we are going and whether the benefits are truly there and are worthwhile. We should also learn a lesson from other countries and not repeat any mistakes.
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Dr Ulrich Decher
Dr Ulrich Decher holds a PhD degree in Nuclear Engineering. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. Decher has more than 40 years of experience designing and managing projects in the power reactor industry. He has also served as Chair of ... More info