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Renewable Generators Are The Uk’s Latest Tool To Smooth Out Renewable Generation

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British wind farms are now solving the same problems they create for the grid operator — and lowering consumer bills in the process. With fewer and fewer fossil generators left in the U.K. generation mix, and more and more renewables, the network is under strain. But more than 100 large wind farms are now providing grid services to balance out the variable nature of renewables. A new "power-available" signal gives National Grid ESO visibility into all participating wind farms, allowing the grid operator to see how much they can contribute to providing grid stability.