The Intermittency Report
An Assessment of the Evidence on the costs and impacts of intermittent generation on the British electricity network.
UKERC's report represents a definitive picture of the costs and impacts of intermittent energy supplied by renewable sources, such as wind. Some commentators have suggested that renewable energy is made much more costly, or is drastically limited by intermittency. The report finds that these views are out of step with the vast majority of international expert analysis and that intermittency need not present a significant obstacle to the development of renewable sources.
Keynote speech, Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President Shell Renewables, Hydrogen and C02
Launch presentation, Rob Gross and Professor Tim Green
Skea, J., Anderson, D., Green, T., Gross, R., Heptonstall, P., Leach, M. (2008) Intermittent renewable generation and the cost of maintaining power system reliability, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Vol. 2 (1) pp. 82-89
Gross, R., Heptonstall, P., Leach, M., Anderson, D., Green, T., Skea, J. (2007) Renewables and the grid: Understanding intermittency, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy, Vol. 160 (1) pp. 31-41
Key Issues Paper for Expert Groups (67.96 KB), Expert Group Meeting (June 2005)
Stakeholder Workshop (July 2005):
(please note that the invited presentations represent their author's views, not those of UKERC)