31 Mar '14, 3pm

AWEA Study Responds to Wind Industry Criticism

In particular, AWEA said it rejects arguments by Exelon (NYSE:EXC), which the trade group says “has been leading a campaign to undermine broad bipartisan support for wind energy with the argument that the renewable Production Tax Credit causes frequent occurrences of negative electricity prices at Exelon’s nuclear power plants.” AWEA and Exelon underwent a very public split a couple of years ago when the wind association effectively kicked Exelon out of the group after Exelon publicly called for an end to the PTC. “Exelon’s campaign confuses the consumer benefits of wind energy with an exceedingly rare and isolated issue called negative pricing,” said AWEA Senior Electric Industry Analyst Michael Goggin said. “Grid operator data show Exelon has overstated the frequency of negative prices at its nuclear plants by a factor of 20, and that in fact the majority of these negati...

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