All posts tagged "utility integration"

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    Koch-funded Institute for Energy Research fails on facts

    The Institute for Energy Research (IER), a group that represents the interests of fossil fuel energy sources, has a recent blog post that purports to be a “fact check.” Embarrassingly, its fact check not only failed to find a single thing that was incorrect in AWEA’s statements, but also made its own...

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    New report further confirms renewable energy is reliable

    A new study adds to the large body of studies and real-world grid operating experience showing that...

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    Fact check: Sen. Alexander's claims about wind energy unfounded

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was featured recently in a USATODAY article about his (perennial) opposition to wind energy. Sen. Alexander has persisted in seeking to undermine the wind industry in Congress for a number of years, even though during that time, the Southeastern U.S. has become a center of manufacturing for...

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    Wind Co-op of the Year awards showcase co-op ethos

      It’s no secret that cooperatives are known to be conservative decision makers, noted Gary Phan, director...

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    Fact check: WSJ goes astray on California's integration of wind

    The Wall Street Journal carried an article yesterday by Rebecca Smith on the growth of renewable energy in California and the effect on its electric utility system. The article makes several incorrect and unsupported assertions, addressed below: Fact #1: It is unlikely that the state will experience a shortage of flexible power...

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    Why is Fox Business saying those things about wind power?

    Just because you’re on TV doesn’t mean you can make things up. The hosts of two TV talk shows on Fox Business News, "Money with Melissa Francis" and "Varney & Company," seemed to be competing this week to make the most inaccurate statements about wind power. Let’s review: 1) Wind power is...

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    More new wind generation records: Texas, Spain, UK

    More wind generation records have fallen in recent days, reflecting growing use around the world of this clean, reliable energy source. This week, top billing goes to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the utility system serving most of the Lone Star State and saw a record January 29,...

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    Fact check: Pacific Research Institute report by Benjamin Zycher filled with inaccuracies

    The Daily Caller’s Michael Bastasch recently reported on a faulty report filed by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). PRI is a think tank with ties to fossil fuel industry-funded groups like the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The report’s author, Benjamin Zycher, has had his anti-wind misinformation debunked...

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    Despite flaws, DOE collaborative report shows more wind and transmission saves ratepayers money

    A planning collaborative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy has released a final report on its analysis of several electricity generation and transmission options in the Eastern U.S.  In spite of some serious shortcomings, the report clearly indicates that building more wind generation and transmission is the most cost-effective way to...

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    Southwest Power Pool achieves wind penetration record

    Another regional utility system operator has shattered a wind power penetration record. At one point during the evening of December 2, 30.2 percent of the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) power generation came from wind—a record for the grid operator and most likely a record for any grid operator in the nation. At...

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