A $60 billion grid problem, effective use of wind power on a wide scale is likely to remain a dream.

Posted on August 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

NY-Times: “The windiest sites have not been built, because there is no way to move that electricity from there to the load centers,” “Without a clear way of recovering the costs and earning a profit, and with little leadership on the issue from the federal government, no company or organization has offered to fight the political battles necessary to get such a transmission backbone built.” …New York State has about 1,500 megawatts of wind capacity with a A large Wal-Mart drawing about one megawatt.  An Energy Department plan to source 20 percent of the nation’s electricity from wind calls for a high-voltage backbone spanning the country that would be similar to 2,100 miles of lines already operated by a company called American Electric Power. The cost would be high, $60 billion or more spread across many years and tens of millions of electrical customers.
 
Read full at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/business/27grid.html
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A $60 billion grid problem, effective use of wind power on a wide scale is likely to remain a dream.

Posted on August 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

NY-Times: “The windiest sites have not been built, because there is no way to move that electricity from there to the load centers,” “Without a clear way of recovering the costs and earning a profit, and with little leadership on the issue from the federal government, no company or organization has offered to fight the political battles necessary to get such a transmission backbone built.” …New York State has about 1,500 megawatts of wind capacity with a A large Wal-Mart drawing about one megawatt.  An Energy Department plan to source 20 percent of the nation’s electricity from wind calls for a high-voltage backbone spanning the country that would be similar to 2,100 miles of lines already operated by a company called American Electric Power. The cost would be high, $60 billion or more spread across many years and tens of millions of electrical customers.
 
Read full at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/business/27grid.html

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