“Q. Will one megawatt hour from a wind turbine displace one megawatt hour from a conventional fossil power plant?
“A. Highly unlikely. …
“Since wind supplies only intermittent power, its power purchasers have been unable to credit any of the wind project’s rated capacity towards their minimum reserve capacity requirements needed to assure a reliable power supply. As a result, wind purchases did not avoid or delay the buyers need to build or purchase new power capacity to meet their growing load requirements. Wind projects supplied only energy not capacity.”
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