Jim Lazar introduced the California Municipal Rates Group to ten strategies for aligning loads and resources in order to facilitate the integration of increasing amounts of variable renewable energy sources. The increase in wind and solar photovoltaics creates the challenge of a duck-shaped load curve requiring steep afternoon ramping. As Mr. Lazar demonstrates, existing technologies can be implemented to flatten the load and introduce resources that can deliver more output during the afternoon high-load hours. Metaphorically “teaching the duck to fly” results in a load that is easier to serve than the projected load would have been without the addition of renewable resources. The resulting flying “duck” in this illustrative case study has a load factor of 83% with solar and wind, compared to only 63% prior to applying these low-carbon strategies.