24 May '11, 6pm

Smackdown: Wind vs Washington State Grid Operator over Renewable Integration: The Bonneville Power Administrat...

The freshet happens every year. You can’t continuously add gigawatts of wind into an electrical system that has a pre-existing annual production surplus and not expect things to go awry. It’s inevitable for surplus wind to occur at the same time as surplus hydro. This situation highlights a critical shortcoming of wind. Wind needs transmission that the rest of the already functional grid doesn’t. The wind farmers seem to want access without responsibility. It only seems fair to recognize that if we build extra transmission to accommodate extra wind we will have to account for the extra transmission costs in wind’s LCOE. It also seems fair to recognize that there’s going to be a lot of solar development going into California during the next decade which adds an element of demand side risk to this picture. The resource planners have got to be asking themselves: Why should we...

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