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Smarter inverters help renewables to restart part of Colorado grid

March 25, 2021

Scientific American:

A funny thing happened as the U.S. prepared to launch an experiment to protect the nation’s future electric grids.

It turned into a real-world test.

Rising amounts of renewable energy will reduce greenhouse gases, but engineers worry about restoring wind- and solar-rich grids after blackouts.

The growth of renewable energy on the nation’s three power grids is accelerating more quickly than many people think. According to the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, renewable energy from utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower generated more electricity than coal on 131 days during the first 10 months of 2020. 

[John Fialka]

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