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November 12, 2012

Increasing Complexity of the Smart Grid Heightens Spinning Reserves

With more diversity of power generation assets and sophisticated control capabilities, the importance of a range of ancillary services for grid operators, including spinning reserves has been heightened by the increasing complexity of the smart grid.

Using information and communications technology to gather information such as information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, a smart grid improves the efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity, in an automated fashion.

To serve as bridge power for the grid, spinning reserves are storage assets that can come online quickly. Over the coming decade, according to a report from a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, Pike Research, the capacity of such systems will grow steadily as will their value... Read More


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