New Study Looks At Managing Grid Frequency Fluctuations From Renewables

New Study Looks At Managing Grid Frequency Fluctuations From Renewables

The electrical grid is not something most people think about. Flip the switch, the lights come on. If they don’t, call the electric company. End of story. But the grid is actually a hugely complex organism, one that requires close attention to keep the electricity flowing at the right voltage and frequency. Credit: Benjamin Schäfer, Max Planck Institute Frequency is a concept unknown to most people. Alternating current flows first one way and then the other. The number of times a second that transition takes place is expressed in hertz. In Europe, the standard is 50 hertz. In North […]

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