Panayiotis (Panos) Moutis Profile picture
#SmartGridNerd for #Renewables | Special Faculty @CMUenergy | Energy Policy @IEEEUSA | Editor @TheIET RPG & @IEEE_PES OAJPE | PUBS Chair @ieeesmartgrid
Jan 5 21 tweets 5 min read
I felt like I was 'permitted' to teach Electricity Market "Deregulation" at @CarnegieMellon & @teppercmu albeit NOT an economist. And then I come across reporting of this type & I'm like "Oh, OK, I'm good"... A 🧵of many thoughts: -1/21… First of all, if you wanna read other takes that are more nuanced, please, go with this: -2/21
Nov 1, 2021 23 tweets 17 min read
Long🧵on the provisions of #BuildBackBetter on all things #electricity & #grid. The act starts w/ ~3bn in loans for electric co-ops @NRECANews, incl. projects w/ #batteries. Co-ops have been very involved in @ENERGY-funded R&D & are now enabled to bring results to practice! 1/ It is funny that in my postdoc work @CMU_ECE & @NRECANews w/ @eeregov funding, we actually studied the added value of #battery to #photovoltaics for residential customers' energy cost savings:… & [1],[3], [4] here… 2/
Jul 12, 2021 13 tweets 9 min read
My take on @ivanlpenn's & @ckrausss's @nytimes:…
TL;DR: #transmission (trX) vs. rooftop #PV (rPV) dilemma = unfounded, poorly scoped article, misrepresented study, romanticized rPV, pessimistic trX, obsolete #energy policy references & more! -1/n First of all, rPV & trX are largely UNRELATED. rPV increase energy #efficiency & (might) offer #energy #resilience . trX reduces energy costs, increases #reliability & expands access to electricity market for all. -2/n
Jul 10, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
This comes from TX gov's letter to the local PUC in light of a stressed electrical #grid & it is so scientifically uninformed! A 🧵on #reliability in the #electricity sector... -1/n Reliability is the behavior of an asset according to what is built to do w/o "breaking". Wind turbines & photovoltaics (WT+PV) are reliable when they generate according to blowing wind & shining sun. They are unreliable when a WT blade breaks or PV get hot-spots. -2/n