Adrian Lloyd’s is happy to listen. His opinions, which he may change, as he is a well versed and important person, are responded below.
This is how EWPC completes the answers Adrian Lloyd comments:
1) Be against isolated distributed generation. Mixed feelings!
For the 3rd time, “… Existing national power grids won't disappear.
”In addition, many customers can remain integrated to the grid without being interconnected. That is how most customers operate their distributed resources in the Dominican Republic, with which they will be able to provide Demand Response services to the grid.
2) Suggest that the grid is for one way traffic from central station to customers. Bad!
Supply side only risk management needs generating reserves (sometimes in the order of 35% of capacity) with some of them to operate a few hours in the year to service customers reliably. One way traffic used to be the way with inactive demand as an externality. Active demand should be integrated to power system planning, operation and control to increase power industry efficiency.
Also read under the article EWPC As The New Internet my response to Malcolm "Problem is that millions of distributed generators will results in no income for the people that supply and operate the grid. No money no maintenance, no maintenance no grid and the scheme falls apart."
3) Saying that the power system should be operated in the Normal Operating State. Good!
That is satisfied with the essential requirement of transportation ultraquality under EWPC. Read the article Synthesis Proposal Agreement of EWPC please.
4) Power quality needs to be solved. Good!
Same response as in item 3.
5) There is problem with variable generation. Good!
Read the article Integrating Uncertain Generation to the Grid posted above please.
6) Wants to know: Who pays? Consider all the costs. No more subsidies. Good!
Leave that to the open market value chain and not to the Government or the utilities. I like to stress from the above article Financing and Developing Uncertain Generation, that the question “Who pays?” is always answered by those that control the political process, as debates get locked, and to get them unlocked the hierarchical force of the authorities is employed. Please read also Slicing the Last of the Regulated Monopolies to complete the response.
Reference and context: Distributed Architectural Renewable Energy Generation, by Brian Braginton-Smith, Executive Director, Sustainable Resources Group.