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Wind power curtailments

Postby dgillooly » 17 Aug 2013, 21:50

The day of Sean Meyn's talk there was a pertinent story in the NYT: Intermittent Nature of Green Power Is Challenge for Utilities

"But the recent Vermont episode, which set off a debate among government officials, the New England grid executives and the wind farm producers, highlights a broader struggle taking place across the country as utilities increasingly turn to renewable sources of energy. Because energy produced by wind, for example, is intermittent, its generating capacity is harder to predict than conventional power’s. And a lack of widely available, cost-effective ways to store electricity generated by wind only compounds the complex current marketplace."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/busin ... nvironment
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