03 Jan '12, 8pm

Common Wind Energy Myths Busted (& Rehash of How Wind Energy Reduces Price of Electricity)

Common Wind Energy Myths Busted (& Rehash of How Wind Energy Reduces Price of Electricity)

There is no doubt, that a high penetration of wind energy like that which has occurred in SA is challenging to manage. But it can be done. In SA this is helped because there is a large amount of gas, baseload and otherwise, which offers more flexibility; and because there has been accurate wind forecasting (thanks to Windlab), which helps manage wind’s variability. And the wind industry says there are demonstrable benefits: wind energy does reduce emissions, it cuts the pool price (sometimes by more than the cost of the original subsidy), it reduces transmission loss factors, and, of course, it brings in investment and jobs.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/03/common-wind-energy-my...

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