AWEA's Goggin: Vt. wind curtailment was an isolated incident

08/27/2013 |

A New York Times story about a case of wind-power curtailment in Vermont created a wrong impression about wind energy production, said Michael Goggin, manager of transmission policy for the American Wind Energy Association. The curtailment happened because of a temporary and unique weakness in the local grid, and not because of issues relating to wind-energy generation, Goggin said. Across the country, vast amounts of wind power capacity are being reliably integrated into the grid with no problems at all, Goggin stated.

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