Blog: Nikhil Kumar

Adding Flexibility to the Existing Electric Grid
25 March 2013

Adding Flexibility to the Existing Electric Grid

A recent article about the issues facing the California electric grid has elicited a lot of interest on the impact of renewables on the current grid. More…

Should you care about power plant cycling?
26 December 2012

Should you care about power plant cycling?

Before we say too much on this topic, let us define the term “power plant cycling”. Cycling refers to the operation of electric generating units at varying load levels... More…

California experiments with Cap and Trade
24 October 2012

California experiments with Cap and Trade

The United States came close to setting its own emissions trading plan similar to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. However, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), an energy bill in the 111th United States Congress that would have established an emissions trading plan failed in the senate. More…

Predictions, pitfalls and some solutions
08 October 2012

Predictions, pitfalls and some solutions

Today’s expert blogger is Nikhil Kumar, Program Lead – Utility Economics for Intertek. Nikhil is based in Sunnyvale, CA and is leading the Smart - Asset Integrity Management (AIM) services business for the company. More…