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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They also found increased odds of the metabolic syndrome even with mild symptoms, primarily for incomplete emptying, intermittency and nocturia.
800MW up to and beyond the 3,000MW currently contracted or proposed, and to deal with the intermittency and constraint issues already being experienced.
Intermittency. A remarkably intense experimental and theoretical activity has been performed in search of scale invariance and fractality in soft hadron production processes.
That adds to efforts in countries including Britain and Germany to increase transmission capacity, also to smooth intermittency by allowing wind farms to access as wide an area as possible.
In France, which produces 76% of its electricity from nuclear, the recent Energy 2050 government report found major problems with wind power intermittency.
The report said: "The development of the Horizon nuclear new build (Wylfa B) is a vital component of not just the Anglesey Energy Island programme but of our wider energy future in providing a constant energy source to complement the intermittency of renewable source.
Among their topics are astrophysical dynamo, incompressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, the intermittency of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, reconnection in the presence of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, and extracting properties of astrophysical turbulence from observations.
These technologies will revolutionise the delivery of electricity worldwide -- solving dispatch, intermittency and grid stability issues.
However, the renewable energy plants face challenges of weather-related intermittency such as periods of low wind and sunshine.
The cost of renewables, due largely to increased competition and production of the components at scale, has come down, for instance at 4 cents/ KW in Senegal, but the challenge, says Gouble, remains intermittency. Flexible conventional power sources can help to match power needs and the intermittence of renewable energy.
Its plants can start up much faster -up to 500 times-than coal-powered plants and it can perfectly complement the intermittency of renewable energy.