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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Re: [MbrExchange] Windpower lobby opposes nuclearreactor phase-out
Wind doesn't cause major problems at low penetration levels, such as
those in the US right now, but it does cause severe disruptions in many
European countries. According to the Head of System Planning for
Eltra, the East Danish transmission system operator (where most of
Denmark's wind turbines are located), the Eltra system experiences
frequent electricity overflows and deficits of between 800-1,000 MW,
due to their "unbound" wind and CHP plants. Denmark is fortunate to
have Norway as a neighbour, with plenty of hydro generation to follow
the stochastic Danish generation, but this just inflicts Denmark's
burdens onto the Norwegians.
If anyone's interested in the original article, the citation is:
Jensen, J.K. (2002). A balancing act ‐ what demands does wind power make on a grid? Renewable Energy World 5:5, p. 56.
Murray Love, MASc
Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic)
University of Victoria
PO Box 3055, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6
Tel: (250) 721-6293 Fax: (250) 721-6323
I understand from a brief discussion with
some of our local utility folks that in the U. S., wind power feeds
into the Western grid like any other power source, and that
fluctuations are mostly similar to load fluctuations. I don't know if
Germany has a grid system. Any itnegrated power grid system will need
baseload power, it seems to me.
Weiner, Ph. D.