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  • Corbis Wind power is not "dispatchable" -- that is, grid operators cannot reliably control its quantity and timing.

    Putting Household Appliances on a Low-Carbon Diet

  • Dr. John Sperling, the founder of the University of Phoenix, laid out his vision for how to creatively combine solar and wind power to make renewable electricity truly "dispatchable," and a group of a half dozen venture capitalists in the audience grilled him intently on the technical arcana of the idea.

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  • The power becomes "dispatchable" to utilities - they can get it when their customers demand it often during peak load times.

    Vinod Khosla: "Scheer Nonsense" -- The Damage Idealistic Environmentalists Can Do

  • For one, the electricity we can generate from biogas and landfill gas is dispatchable, meaning unlike wind and solar, we can produce it when we need it.

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  • For one, the electricity we can generate from biogas and landfill gas is dispatchable, meaning unlike wind and solar, we can produce it when we need it.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • For one, the electricity we can generate from biogas and landfill gas is dispatchable, meaning unlike wind and solar, we can produce it when we need it.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Summit also works with technology companies pursuing financing and commercial development of next-generation clean energy technologies, such as dispatchable

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  • Providing baseload power to the energy grid requires it be "dispatchable", or available on demand, a significant advantage to fossil-fuel power sources.

    Triple Pundit

  • Although this is truly renewable, storable, and dispatchable, it does not qualify as “green” or “renewable” electricty under the standards in place in most jurisdictions.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » In Search of Skepticism

  • On any view, including the square root rule of thumb referred to above, the result, imposed for purposes of maintaining adequate response and reserve requirements, implies that a high degree of conventional (dispatchable) plant capacity is retained in the system to support wind generation.

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  • Able to be dispatched. Used frequently in environmental energy industry.

    "Dispatchable generation refers to sources of electricity that can be dispatched at the request of power grid operators, that is, turned on (or off) at on demand. This should be contrasted with certain types of base load generation capacity, such as nuclear power, which may have limited capability to maneuver or adjust their power output, or intermittent power sources such as wind power which cannot be controlled by operators." --Wikipedia

    "This solicitation seeks proposals for power purchase agreements for dispatchable generation resources capable of serving SPS needs on or after January 1, 2012 but no later than May 1, 2013." --Xcel Energy

    March 31, 2009