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by Meredith Angwin

Electricity is the Mother Network

Electricity is the Mother Network

In his endorsement of Shorting the Grid, Robert Bryce wrote that “all of those networks (that we depend upon) rely on the mother network: the electric grid.” Indeed, we depend on it. And we need to manage it in a manner that leads to reliability. Five minute auctions, requirements for fuel neutrality, duplicative and contentious “capacity auctions”—-these do not promote grid reliability.

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