MEF 2021 Day 2 1500 Flexible Power Solutions
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Wärtsilä says flexible power generators are here to stay, as they provide a solution to the intermittency problems of renewable energies.
MEF 2021
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Wärtsilä says flexible power generators are here to stay, as they provide a solution to the intermittency problems of renewable energies.
solar energy
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Chihuahua is investing in clean energy projects through a hybrid system, which will prevent intermittency problems.
Former Director General At Cenace
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Eduardo Meraz
Former Director General
CENACE
CENACE is a decentralized public entity that was founded in 2014 to act as Mexico’s independent grid operator.
Oscar Bernal
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Oscar Bernal
Oscar Bernal
Director General Mexico
Eosol Energy

By design, wind power’s system and favorable wind sites usually do not favor solar energy, with few exceptions. Favorable wind resources are more often associated with mountainous systems or within close proximity to them, as opposed to favorable solar resources, which are common in large plains with poor winds. Technology-wise, they are absolutely compatible as they compensate each other’s intermittency. Solar is among the most stable renewable energy sources in terms of predictability and with new technological developments, the certainty degree is increasingly higher. Wind power systems, to date, do not provide this degree of power output certainty but they can start producing power as early as 4am, compensating solar power’s limitation of producing power at late hours..
 

Intermittency is a big problem for renewable energies, but instead of implementing hybrid systems with conventional energy sources,
david Barrie
Roundtable
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David Barrie
Clean Energy Business Development Manager
Wood

As more people consume more electricity, we want to make sure the quality of energy they are consuming is improving. Renewable energy is not only cleaner than conventional generation but also cheaper. The issue is the concentration or distribution of power generation in certain regions which requires new grid interconnections and improved grid stability. It will be critical to ensure electricity can move from one region to another. Solar energy’s ability to scale up or scale down is a huge benefit, given that basically every region in Mexico can install solar panels in a cost-effective way. We hope for a trickle-down effect in distributed generation, enabling easy access to this technology across socioeconomic spectrums

The benefits of renewable energies are multiple, including lower environmental impact, greater sustainability and lower cost.
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