Policy & Politics

Integrating Renewables Into The Grid

FERC seeks to break down barriers to the integration of renewable energy resources

Although there is tremendous excitement about renewable energy, to an existing grid, new sources of energy can be difficult to manage and integrate. Variable energy resources (VERs to the transmission grid operators) have experienced some bumps on the road to integration. As the map on the left shows, there is both a regional and time dimension as to when and how much wind, solar and other renewables are available.