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Coal-fired Power Was the Big Loser in the Economic Downturn‏

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by DaveD, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. DaveD

    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2010/06/coal-fired-power-was-the-big-loser-in-the-economic-downturn?cmpid=WNL-Friday-June18-2010

     
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    #3 Palpatine, Jun 18, 2010
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    I would love it if they would shut down the single coal plant still operating in the state of Washington.

    Puget Sound Energy just started construction on another wind farm in Washington that will produce 343 MW of energy in phase 1.

    Lower Snake River Wind Project
    http://www.pse.com/energyEnvironment/energysupply/pages/EnergySupply_ElectricityWind.aspx?tab=4&chapter=1

    Also BPA just received $2 billion in funding to improve the transmission grid in the Pacific Northwest to better handle all of the wind power that is coming online and to better balance the transmission of power between all of the hydro dams.
    That is the key to wind power in the pacific northwest. They need to be able to use the dams effectively as backup to balance the grid.
     
  4. rolosrevenge

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    The only problem with all of the lower Snake River wind is that it is currently balanced by the fast acting lower Snake River dams, which some groups are seriously lobbying to remove. If they get their wish, you can expect the coal plant to be necessary for awhile.
     

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