The importance of flexible electricity supply

1st May 2011

Topic(s): Energy efficiency

Electricity demand is constantly changing, making variability and uncertainty inherent characteristics of electric systems. Control mechanisms have been developed to manage variability and uncertainty and maintain reliable operation. To understand the need for flexibility in the generation fleet, it is useful to examine the different grid operating timeframes, which can be divided into regulation, load following, and unit commitment.


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The importance of flexible electricity supply


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