'Bring on more renewables,' U.S. regulator says as grid study looms
Wind and solar power does not make the U.S. electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator said on June 27, as the Trump administration readies a study that will examine whether renewable energy has had a harmful effect. Colette Honorable, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at a conference that renewables have different attributes than base load power, which includes coal and nuclear energy, and that those difference need to be overcome. But Honorable stressed that record amounts of wind and solar power had been generated recently without harming the grid.
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