Uh,Oh, OHIO. BigWind/Solar has faced trouble in other regions of the USA because of 'congestion' in the grid. Ohio's grid owner, PJM, however, says they have plenty of room! Does this mean we will see additional pressures from BigWind/Solar to expand into NW Ohio???? BEWARE, tis Halloween season and the Monsters are about!!..... ...Grid … Continue reading Will BigWind focus, more on Ohio?
It has been another busy week with BigWind in Ohio. On the “good news” front, the Ohio Mandate Study Committee convened on Wednesday to hear testimony from the grid operator, PJM. Our friend Senator Seitz was brilliant in his questioning and extracted admissions that the transmission requirements and back-up needed to support wind made them very … Continue reading Ohio grid admits BigWind is expensive; Indiana commiss regrets saying YES to BigWind
Even though this article was written in April of 2014, it is still incredibly pertinent today. This administration is heavily pushing renewable energy on the American citizen, through EPA rules and regulations- spoken about just last week by our President. Congress is, again, considering the renewal of the Wind Production Tax Credit. The assaults on … Continue reading The road to American electrical blackouts is paved with wind turbines
According to the Energy Information Administration, last year's average wholesale electricity price in the PJM grid was around $42 per MWh. In bold, below, you plainly see why BigWind is not profitable without our taxpayer handouts (even though they received $67/MWh)…even in windy areas like Illinois. This also explains why electricity rates have skyrocketed, all over … Continue reading How long can BigWind operate in the RED? As long as taxpayers give them handouts…
This link is to an article with absolutely spectacular graphs of the value (or lack thereof) that wind adds to the grid in Ireland, in 15 minute increments. The bold type below is succinct and relevant to the USA. How would you like to be a grid operator who deals in energy capacity auctions … Continue reading BigWind MISSES their mark 58% of the time