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Curtailment—what happens when we can't use all the renewable energy that's available—has gotten a bit of a bad reputation in the energy community. We explain why this shouldn’t be the case, as curtailed electricity can actually make the grid more flexible and reliable.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL

Curtailment—what happens when more renewable energy is available than can be served to customers—has a negative connotation in the energy community for wasting clean, free electricity. In a new explainer video, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) calls for a shift in mindset, as the curtailment of wind and solar can be used to help make the grid more flexible and reliable.

Read the full NREL article to learn more.