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January 27, 2014

Wyoming wind power could save California ratepayers $750M, energy lab says

By BEN STORROW, Wyoming Star-Tribune staff writer  •    •  Posted 2014-01-27 04:41:54

A preliminary report suggests Wyoming wind power could save California ratepayers $750 million annually. Those findings, announced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at a meeting of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority here on Friday, was the latest in a series of reports backed by Cowboy State policymakers aimed at promoting the state’s wind industry. [ read more … ]

Forget Intermittency: NREL Says Wind Energy Can Boost Grid Reliability

by Silvio Marcacci Silvio, Marcacci Communications, Clean Technica  •    •  Posted 2014-01-27 04:42:29

We’ve all heard the warnings about how intermittent renewables could “crash” the grid if for instance all of a sudden the wind stops blowing and grid operators are left in the lurch for power when they need it. But what if wind turbines actually improve grid reliability? May sound far-fetched to some people, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reports in the new study Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps. [ read more … ]

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