Correct, Hot Air, Premature Coal Closures Pose a Serious Threat to Grid Stability

There is no threat to grid stability. It’s a full-blown disaster that’s sure to happen. We have seen glimpses of that in Europe but much of it in Texas as it’s such a self-contained environment. Building out wind and solar energy drains flexibility from the network. This flexibility was once built for a reason – to counteract exceptional events. It had cost money to build in the past but that was the risk premium that had to be paid to be sure lights would go on when you need them to. Now, that cushion is gone and wind/solar have not paid a dime for the freebie. They expect more free network services but now it’s not past investments we cannibalize anymore, now we need to pay for the privilege. 

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