One solution to the problem of siting the new transmission systems needed to bring renewables to market and for linking wind and solar to pumped storage hydro plants: put the cables in the sea.
This project slated for the North Sea reminds me of the now outdated wiring system called a "ring main." Interesting that a high-voltage DC line outperforms AC for this purpose. Who woulda think it?
Edison vs. Westinghouse, rematch, and Edison wins one.