The first book to consider intermittency as a key point of an energy system, Energy Intermittency describes different levels of variability for traditional and renewable energy sources, presenting detailed solutions for handling energy intermittency through trade, collaboration, demand management, and active energy storage. Addressing energy supply intermittency systematically, this practical text:

  • Analyzes typical time-distributions and intervals between episodes of demand-supply mismatch and explores their dependence on system layouts and energy source characteristics
  • Simulates scenarios regarding resource time-flow, energy conversion devices, and demand structure to assist in evaluating the technical viability of the proposed solutions
  • Discusses the conditions for establishing such systems in terms of economic requirements and regulatory measures

In one concise and convenient volume, Energy Intermittency provides a comprehensive overview of all the causes and remedies of energy supply intermittency.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 4|44 pages

Using Case Studies to Explore the Options

chapter 5|32 pages

Power-Line Interchange

chapter 6|6 pages

Pipeline Interchange

chapter 7|8 pages

Other Trade Options

chapter 8|6 pages

System-Integrated Storage

chapter 9|16 pages

Storage in Dedicated Facilities

chapter 10|12 pages

Decentralized Storage

chapter 11|10 pages

Load Management

chapter 12|20 pages

Using Grids to Transmit Information

chapter 13|40 pages

Systemic Transitions

chapter 14|14 pages

Final Remarks