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Lesser misstates facts at Heritage-Exelon anti-wind briefing Posted: 2012-11-30 Michael Goggin, AWEA Manager-Transmission Policy Economist Jonathan Lesser, who authored a recent report on wind power for Exelon Corp. as part of its campaign against the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), made a number of misstatements about wind at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by Exelon and the Heritage Foundation. As the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Here are some facts of which Mr. Lesser seems unaware: Variable electric generation from wind farms can be integrated readily into utility systems with virtually zero increase in the need for fast-acting reserves or "backup" generators. Utility system operators already deal regularly with massive swings in electricity demand and in the output ...

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