Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at a CAISO White Paper proposing technical, procedural, economic, and regulatory underpinnings for the expected surge in wind and solar-based generation over the next decade or so. The authors address issues inherent in large concentrations of renewables primarily due to swings in power output when the sun or wind is not available

LiveWire looks for 2014 to be a watershed year in the deployment of reliable renewables – but only if significant progress can be made on the economic and technological issues.