The electric grid needs to adapt to more renewables

December 31, 2019

The electric grid was never designed to handle the fluctuation in energy that happens when more renewable energy sources are added to the equation.

CPR reports that “much of the national grid is old, some of it by more than 100 years, and splintered into local and regional sections that don’t connect. Early morning solar energy generated in New York can’t efficiently move west to coffee machines and laptops in Colorado or California.”

That means massive investments are needed to update this far-flung technology.

Read more about Colorado’s electric grid and what it will need to adapt to more renewables.

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