Intermittency


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Intermittency

When a non-linear dynamical system alternates between periodic and chaotic behavior. See: Dynamical Systems.
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Regarding the problem of intermittency, the IPPR report pointed out that baseload (constant) fossil fuel and nuclear power plants can trip instantaneously and without warning.
Velocity intermittency was defined as the number of distinct acceleration zero-crossings.
Andrew Gibson, Beckett and Badiou: The Pathos of Intermittency.
The differences in the schedule effects of CRF and extinction on response variability led to two contrary predictions regarding the effects of intermittency on schedule-induced response variability (Herrnstein, 1961).
Patients who present with components of metabolic dysfunction should be routinely queried with respect to urological function, particularly voiding symptoms such as intermittency, incomplete emptying and nocturia, as well as the degree of associated bother.
That said, we must be realistic about what even very big offshore wind farms such as this can actually offer; intermittency really is a problem, and the emissions savings are not cheap.
accomplished much (he has published over 250 papers), and not the least of which was his participation in the development of the intermittency theory for non-stationary random particles.
Integrating large amounts of wind power presents many challenges with regard to grid upgrade costs, power quality and of course intermittency management.
Airtricity, which is building a 500-megawatt wind farm in the Thames Estuary, claims that the scale of the project would eliminate intermittency, a common problem with on-shore wind farms.
The emergence of modern wind and solar technologies promise to satiate government-mandated desires for large-scale renewables," said Brian Warshay, Lux Research Associate and the lead author of the report titled, "Cloudy with a Chance of Energy: Evaluating Technologies to Manage Grid Intermittency.
To date, utility efforts have been largely reactive, focused on issues caused by renewables intermittency, shifting loads, capacity constraints, and bidirectional power flows.
EGP CEO Francesco Venturini said: "Technologically advanced storage systems like the one we are inaugurating today will reduce intermittency and enable us to manage the unpredictability of certain renewable sources, thereby helping to ensure the stability and control of the grid.