California’s Renewable Energy Problem

California’s Renewable Energy Problem

This episode of real engineering is brought to you by brilliant a problem solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer Money climate stabilization plans depend upon the power sector moving towards net zero carbon dioxide output by 2050 To achieve this fossil fuel power plants are beginning to close around the world…

What is the Duck Curve?

What is the Duck Curve?

Today we are going to talk about the grid and a duck. An odd combination, but they actually do go together. This graph shows the hourly electric load on a spring day in California It’s the lowest at night when people are asleep. It starts rising as people wake up and peaks around noon, then…