EME 801
Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation

Lesson 13 Overview



In our last Lesson, we touched on the challenges of the integration of intermittent generating resources into the power grid. We will continue the discussion of these challenges, add some more concepts, and discuss some real world examples of the types of issues we now confront and some of those we will confront in the future. The lesson is pretty heavy on readings from research and academia this week. This is to be expected, as we are dealing with major transitions, here. One thing you can be sure of - the readings will be foundational, but also out of date fairly shortly. Certain problems will persist, while others will be solved. The motivation for the inclusion of these papers is to show the current state of affairs while also allowing you to place the best thinking about these problems in context.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define energy storage and its many forms
  • Explain why transmission of energy is such an important topic
  • Suggest ways that ancillary services could be provided to the grid and by what assets
  • Explain the Duck Curve
  • Explain the Falcon Curve
  • Discuss how storage, transmission, and the evolving grid fit into your project

Reading Materials

There are a lot of good resources

What is due for Lesson 13?

This lesson will take us one week to complete. Please refer to the Course Calendar for specific due dates. Specific directions for the assignment below can be found within this lesson.

  • Complete all assigned readings and viewings for Lesson 13
  • Complete Quiz 10
  • Project work: No deliverables this week


If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not email). I will not be reviewing these. I encourage you to work as a cohort in that space. If you do require assistance, please reach out to me directly after you have worked with your cohort --- I am always happy to get on a one-on-one call, or even better, with a group of you.