18 Aug '11, 6pm

How Wind Helps Coal Plants: The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, but guess what? Coa...

How Wind Helps Coal Plants: The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, but guess what? Coa...

from the International Energy Agency The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, but guess what? Coal plants don't work all the time, either. Advanced grid management practices proved effective in easing power shortages twice this year in Texas with wind energy-generated electricity, according to Michael Goggin, the electric industry analyst for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) . In February, Goggin said, some 75 Texas coal and natural gas plants unexpectedly went partially or fully out of service due to unusually cold weather. There were rolling blackouts across much of the state. But the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator, still had the state’s U.S.-leading wind supply to help keep some of the lights on. “All resources have reliability issues,” Goggin said. With up-to-date grid management capabilities, howeve...

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