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Balancing Supply and Demand in the Power System

By Malcolm Metcalfe on Sep 2, 2020 9:15:00 AM
Everything you always wanted to know about power systems but were too afraid to ask

Part 1 of Malcolm Metcalfe's Power System Primer

There are two distinctly different methods used to balance supply and demand. These are:

  1. Balancing supply/demand in an isolated system (one that is not interconnected with the larger grid. Examples are local systems to power a remote location).
  2. Balancing supply/demand in an interconnected system, where a utility is a part of a major interconnection of many utilities.
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Topics: grid balance, energy balance, microgrid, energy supply/demand balance

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