03 May '11, 9pm

Idaho has more wind power than it knows what to do with (via @cleantechnica)

Idaho has more wind power than it knows what to do with (via @cleantechnica)

Despite being not one of the states with a renewable energy standard (RES), Idaho’s wind energy sector is flourishing. It is becoming an export market for the many states that do have an RES, and local utilities are taking issue with outside companies coming into the state and developing wind resources there. Idaho’s three main utilities claim it is putting a strain on the Idaho grid, and have succeeded in getting the Public Utilities Commission to put an end to the legislation that helped put so much wind power on the Idaho grid. According to the Boise Guardian one of the utilities in the state - Idaho Power claims it could have 1,100 MW of wind generation on its system in the near term, which exceeds the amount of power used in Idaho Power’s total system on the lightest energy-use days. As a result, in February, the PUC clamped down with new limits on the size of project...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/03/idaho-has-more-wind-p...

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