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BPA proposes to pay wind producers for oversupply

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Bonneville Power Administration offered to pay half of wind farms' lost revenue when shutdowns are required during high river flows.

The cost would be passed on in increased rates for major customers, such as public utilities, the aluminum industry, and federal installations.
"This is an important step toward resolving a Northwest issue in a way that works for the Northwest," BPA Administrator Steve Wright said in a statement. "We're focused on seeking solutions based on regional input that maintain reliability, protect fish and support renewable energy while equitably sharing costs."

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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Tony
0 #1 Tony 2012-02-11 15:11:17
I am damned tired of making up for industries that can't make it on their own. Period.
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