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Wind power to double

Northwest wind farm output will more than double by 2025, according to estimates by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. 

Northwest wind farm output will more than double by 2025, according to estimates by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Northwest wind farm output will more than double by 2025, according to estimates by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The wind boom under way now will probably slacken in the short run as utilities meet early state requirements. But it will pick up again as those targets get higher, according to a paper presented to the council's power committee Thursday. 
Staff at the council are charged by Congress with developing long-term power plans that balance the region's energy and environmental needs. They prepared the forecast to provide power planners an upper limit of potential wind development for a region that is already struggling to absorb the rapidly increasing and highly variable output of its expanding wind turbine fleet.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:39

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