INDUSTRIAL WIND QUOTES:
"For every wind turbine brought online, a more stable backup power source must be found."
- Michael Milstein, Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Public Broadcasting, June 11, 2009
The net capacity factor of a power plant is the ratio of its actual output over a period of time, to its potential output if it were possible for it to operate at full nameplate capacity continuously over the same period of time. To calculate the capacity factor, take the total amount of energy the plant produced during a period of time and divide by the amount of energy the plant would have produced at full capacity. Capacity factors vary greatly depending on the type of fuel that is used and the design of the plant. The capacity factor should not be confused with the availability factor, capacity credit (firm capacity) or with efficiency.
One reason for reduced capacity factor is that a plant may not have the fuel available to operate all of the time.
When the sun isn’t shining, solar PV cannot produce electricity. When the wind is not blowing, wind turbines cannot produce electricity. Solar PV and wind turbines have a capacity factor limited by the availability of their “fuel”, sunshine and wind respectively.
Wind energy is not reliable despite what the industrial wind industry promotes. To prevent a power outage, there must be a stable back up power plant available to pick up the generation that is lost when wind fluctuates. The back up power must be regulated — revved up or down — in sync with the wind causing inefficiency and adding to operating costs.
On average, wind energy facilities operate at just 30 percent of their capacity and must be backed up by more reliable forms of energy such as natural gas and even hydro. New York State is no different... New York State Wind Energy Generation by Project: 2009-2018
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FAQ about output
New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the state’s power grid regulator, sharply criticized Cuomo’s plan to boost state green energy use, saying that it could cause blackouts and would make it hard to ensure reliable electricity.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is currently investigating how green energy undermines the reliability of the electrical grid.
Wind Farms in Upstate New York
Wind Power Facts
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Fox 4, WDAF-TV Kansas City -
Full explanation of wind inefficiency in less than 5 minutes.
November 21, 2018
Urge your local government to adopt a Moratorium on wind and solar development to allow them time to research and create laws that will protect you from many negative health, environmental, and economic impacts.
PROTECT YOUR TOWN :
What Science Reveals About Climate Change - Prager University video series
Robert Bryce Podcast - The Power Hungry podcast spotlights energy, power, innovation, and politics.
source: excerpt from ussolarinstitute.com/glossary
local example: produces 13.2% of nameplate capacity
GENERATING ELECTRICITY - INEFFICIENCIES REVEALED
Summary graphic of NYISO Feasibility Study conclusions for North Ridge wind plant. You pay for the green energy swap.
Learn how inefficient New York State wind projects really are, only producing a fraction of their promised nameplate electricity. Download: New York State Wind Energy Generation by Project: 2009-2018
Michael Schellenberger TED talk video - Why renewables can't save the planet
page 22: costs and hydro's need to power up and down.
What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms
Northern NY Wind
Kevon Martis speaks about Wind Turbines to NBC25's Brett Dickie, with mention of Vestas and Iberdrola
Published on May 9, 2013
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Current abundant, efficient and green, hydro electricity generated locally. The planned industrial wind development will be perpetrating a green energy swap.