One of the biggest barriers to reaching Net Zero Carbon is maintaining high inertia on the renewable grid.
High inertia means high stability for the grid and lower chance of power blackouts. The old grid relies on fossil fuels to maintain high inertia.
But on the renewable grid, inertia isn’t guaranteed. The more renewables, the less inertia, the more grid instability. If inertia is low it could, at worst, lead to blackouts across the power grid and, at best, cost a lot more to secure.
Right now, stakeholders have no big picture view of the renewable energy supply chain. Driving blind, they have no choice but to make conservative decisions to maintain high inertia. Conservative decisions mean doing what has always been done in the past – relying on fossil fuel energy sources.
Renewable energy sources on the grid will only increase if the ability to monitor the inertia accuracy, now and into the future. With this ability, utilities don’t need to buy too much renewable inertia, frequency response, or leave fossil fuels running.
What if we told you that we’ve developed a mechanism that can continuously monitor Accurate and Real-time Grid Insights for the entire grid? A mechanism that can flag issues on the grid so you can jump into immediate action to maintain renewable grid stability?
We have that mechanism today. We call this mechanism Grid-Sonar.