BPA orders first wind shutdown of the season

BPA orders first wind shutdown of the season

The Bonneville Power Administration ordered the temporary shutdown of wind farms twice in recent days due to a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams.

The action rekindles a dispute from last year, when the BPA curtailed wind turbines because runoff from snowpack left the region with more power than the grid could handle.
Wind-power companies will be reimbursed for lost revenue. But Jan Johnson, spokeswoman for Iberdrola Renewables, a wind-power developer, said the shutdowns are unacceptable. “Bonneville is unfairly using its control of the federal transmission system to interrupt our generators,” she said.

Read more at The Register Guard.

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0 #1 RE: BPA orders first wind shutdown of the seasonEnergy for ALL 2012-05-01 20:29:34
What a waste,,,,,of energy ? Those who accepted the challenge($$$$) built, voted, implemented, yet no one had future capture of or followup of excess?? Shame on us planning it all for only one sided results!
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