the state of being intermittent; periodicity(noun)
Examples of word intermittency
"As we put more 'intermittency' - wind and solar - into our system we need the balancing resources for those times when they are not available," says Arshad Mansoor, vice president of power delivery and utilization for the
That inconsistency--called intermittency in the trade--produces an inferior product at inflated cost.
One interesting point made during the public discussion concerned intermittency, that is times when alternative generation is not producing enough power to meet demand.
Such a grid would tackle the problem of 'intermittency' suffered by individual renewable technologies: when the wind was not sufficiently powering offshore turbines off the coast of Britain, electricity could be supplied from concentrated solar panels in Spain and North Africa.
Dong, which has dealt with wind "intermittency" for years, has its hands full with the Danish government's pledge to raise its share of electricity from renewable sources to 30% by 2025.