Can We Teach That Duck to Fly?
As part of a panel addressing the integration of renewable energy sources, Carl Linvill recommended strategies for meeting renewable energy targets at least cost. He emphasizes that the power sector doesn’t need a technology silver bullet to address the challenges presented by variable resources. The current evolution in behavior, regulation, and markets leverages existing technologies, and is producing numerous solutions to a broad range of integration hurdles, including the ramping challenges illustrated by the “duck curve.” In turn, the evolution of individual and institutional behavior requires leadership and patience. The magic bullet is not technology, it’s the leadership among us.