Absurd Cost of California Wind

The Pathfinder wind farm project, would cost $8 billion, including the construction of a 2,100 MW wind farm in Wyoming, a compressed energy storage (CAES) facility in Utah, and the transmission lines needed to bring electricity from the Wyoming wind Continue reading Absurd Cost of California Wind

The Quest for Storing Electricity

It’s generally accepted that wind and solar require storage if they are to be utilized on the grid without the very expensive cost of back-up power, such as from gas turbines. California has issued a mandate requiring the addition of Continue reading The Quest for Storing Electricity

Storage is Essential for Wind and Solar

  Electricity must be generated as it’s being used, so that demand and supply are always kept in balance. This is a critical factor with respect to unreliable, wind and solar. When the wind stops blowing or the sun stops Continue reading Storage is Essential for Wind and Solar

Putting the Grid at Risk

The grid may have been built in the last century, but it is still resilient and works well. Yes, it could use some additions to increase capacity due to growth. What it doesn’t need is tampering to make it accommodate Continue reading Putting the Grid at Risk