Duck with a Side of Energy Storage: Why batteries pair perfectly with high-penetration solar

In 2013, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) first published the iconic “Duck Curve“, forecasting what would happen to the shape of hourly net electricity demand under high solar photovoltaic (PV) penetration scenarios. Since this initial publication, the situation in California has unfolded in remarkably similar fashion to what was forecasted. Mid-day solar generation has dramatically reduced the net electricity demand that must be supplied …

La curva del pato acompañada con almacenamiento: Por qué las baterias van perfectamente con con la energia solar

En el 2013, el Operador Independiente del Sistema de California (CAISO) se refirió por primera vez a la icónica “Curva del Pato”, pronosticaban qué pasaría con el patrón horario de la demanda neta eléctrica en escenarios de alta penetración fotovoltaica. Desde esta publicación inicial, la situación en California se ha desarrollado al pie de la letra como fue pronosticado. La generación solar durante el día …

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Nine Questions with Ivo Steijn, Head of Model Risk Management at Silicon Valley Bank

This past week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ivo Steijn. I have known Dr. Steijn for several years and always found his perspectives to be invaluable. In the following interview, he provides sage advice on energy analytics, model validation and how to see major market changes coming. Dr. Steijn, you have had an impressive career in quantitative analysis & risk management …