I'm not blaming him, he was doing a job, just the idiots in his management that thought up that counterproductive shit that makes utter loonies like the CIA-AIDS conspiracy nuts look like they have a point.
Do you have any idea how big these batteries are?
Quite a bit smaller than your local power substation that distributes power to your town/suburb.
One day when working late I'd pour epoxy all over the keyboard
A lot of Model M's would survive that. The mechanism is underneath to avoid spill damage and keycaps are on top of the keys.
DBill spreads that nonsense all the time
As do scientific journals - I'm not making this stuff up just enlightening people who have worked in places outside of the electricity industry.
He hates when people use the well established industry measure of Capacity Factor
I hate it when people who do not know what it means use it as an excuse to attack something - how about looking it up before doing so? You may have to learn about the difference between peak load and base load to understand implications. By definition something turned on to only cover peaks has a low Capacity Factor just because of the way you use it. Base load units have a high Capacity Factor because they are always on - that simple. Misusing the term to push "one true energy" over others is the mark of fools or scoundrels.
yet in most place the grid is required to accept all wind generation and run back other sources
Utter bullshit. Please quote the law that enforces that where you are. You cant? It doesn't happen where you are but in "most places" elsewhere? Then list a couple of those "most places" and evidence of a rule being enforced instead of just playing the game of mythical things happening in the mythical Kingdom of Prester John.
These idiots suggesting that coal fired units are powered on and off several times a day to give way to wind have fooled you. Use your own head instead of drinking in their shit and then spraying it back all over this site.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.