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Subject: Re: [OM] LEDs R Us
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:59:34 -0400
Not a surprise to me. Wind is about 3X the cost of coal or gas and still requires the same number of conventional plants as backup when the wind doesn't blow. The distribution system is actually the most expensive part and you just increased its size.

The fly in the ointment for all intermittent systems (wind, solar) is the lack of any sort of battery storage. There are no magic battery technologies on the horizon. The only workable solution is pumped hydro storage. But unless you've got a ready made natural reservoir at high elevation the cost of building one is prohibitive. So much for solar in the California desert.

Wind is a bad economic decision.  You'll just have to suck it up.

Chuck Norcutt

On 10/23/2015 10:51 AM, Ken Norton wrote:
Granted, our electricity rates are among the highest around (go
figure, because of all the wind energy), but our delta will be close
to $20 per month.
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