What Scotland’s Renewables Record Means for the Grid

By [email protected] Record-breaking renewable generation in Scotland was cheered by environmentalists last month. But grid planners remain cautious.

Wind generation accounted for 46 percent of Scotland’s entire electricity needs in May.

“Market design and the existing network are not geared to the level of flexibility and adaptation that is required” in the country, said Aris Karcanias, co-lead of the clean energy practice at FTI Consulting.

“We are challenged as we’re dealing with a system imbalance between generation source and demand pool, an aging grid, generation at the distributed level, a lack of transparency in data, and an uncertain regulatory framework often distorted by intervention,” said

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