Beyond Baseload: California Solar Advocate Says Grid Needs Flexibility Instead Of Baseload Power

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent

One of the many things I learned from a former colleague of mine (he knows who he is) is the importance of baseload power. Or, as he would say, the absolute non-importance of baseload power.
Basically, distributed resources like solar and wind make traditional electricity producers crazy. So crazy, in fact, that they say things like, “What happens if the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing? We need baseload power supplies so we can keep the lights on 24/7.”
To which Angelina M. Galiteva, founder and board chair of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, an organization

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