U.S. power-plant construction tends to follow fads. Identifying these trends is easier than determining the primary drivers and issues that contributed to them. Understanding how these drivers...
Mandatory portfolio standards have different implications for different technologies.
may be offset by storage investment.
The expansion of electric generation from volatile source-of-opportunity generators, such as current solar and wind generators, will further complicate the redesign of the transmission grid to increase its flexibility to deal with rapid changes in the magnitude and location of power inputs to the transmission system. This issue will become more complex as the percentage of volatile source-of-opportunity generation increases, until the transition of these sources to reliable sources occurs.