SCE Connects 4 More Large Solar Stations

SCE has begun connecting large multimillion-watt solar power stations, with their fluctuating outputs depending on time of day and cloud conditions, to the middle of such circuits. To support this advance in distributed renewable generation, the utility’s grid engineers have launched the first major redesign of this aspect of the traditional power delivery system.

“Power delivery engineers have long recognized that smarter distribution circuits would be needed – two-way power paths that include a new generation of components that can sense and adjust instantly to fluctuating power conditions,” said Mike Montoya, SCE director of grid advancement.

The press release from SCE is here:  Southern California Edison Re-Engineering Neighborhood Power Circuits To Accept Large Amounts of Fluctuating Solar Generation