Renewable energy in the US is becoming a different animal altogether. The “duck” curve illustrates the load shape some grid operators expect to contend with as increasing levels of wind and solar resources create ramping challenges for conventional generation. The Clean Energy States Alliance RPS Collaborative hosted RAP senior advisor Jim Lazar for a webinar on Friday, May 9, 2014, to discuss 10 readily available low-carbon strategies that policymakers, regulators, and utilities can use to adapt to high penetrations of variable renewables. Utilizing practical everyday examples, he illustrates how to flatten the load curve in small increments that result in a significant combined impact. These strategies not only enable greater renewable integration, they also enhance system reliability, as well as reduce capital and fuel costs. As the “duck” moves into its more flattened, streamlined flying position, the resulting load is easier to serve than the projected load would have been, even without the addition of renewable resources. This presentation is based on the publication “Teaching the Duck to Fly.”