Going Green

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Transmission Capacity Limits Wind Power

Transmission capacity. How do we get it from where it is produced to where it is needed?

Wind energy confronts shortage of transmission lines

By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY

As wind farms sprout across the country, they're kicking up a new quandary: how to zap the electricity to homes and businesses that need it.

The USA's wind-power boom, especially in rural parts of Texas, the Midwest and California, is poised to outstrip the capacity of high-voltage lines to...(complete story here).

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