The problem starts with a one-word characteristic of the most popular and cost-effective renewable generation technologies: variability. These technologies are wind and solar generation. Since they use “natural sources of energy, the fuel is free, and that is one reason why they are so cost effective. However the fuel is also variable, that is it isn’t always available.
The good news is that there are many fixes to this variability. That is also the bad news as the fixes come from different agents, and are promoted differently in different regions.
In this post we will attempt to take a top-down approach. I have collected many good recent articles on this subject, and have found a really good source that I will use for Part 2 of this series. In part 1 we will look at the underlying structure of organizations where we must attempt to resolve the title issue.