Deploying and operating enough flexible, controllable resources to ensure grid reliability given the variability and uncertainty associated with intermittent renewable power generation. [Source: California Energy Commission (CEC) Website: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Renewables/hot/Renewable+Integration.htm]
Integrated Distributed Energy Resources
Renewable Portfolio Standard
The ability to shift the timing of electric demand.
In context of natural gas, refers to the estimated quantities that are believed recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions. Volumes of natural gas placed in underground storage are not considered to be “proved reserves.” [Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA) Website: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/TblDefs/ng_enr_nprod_tbldef2.asp]
A single pump that can switch between electricity and natural gas.
Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage)