Wind Energy Is on the Rise in the Great Plains
Wind whipping across the Great Plains can generate a lot of electricity. But transporting that electricity from remote areas to cities and towns can be a big task.
“It’s not something that can be solved on an individual state basis or an individual company basis,” said Nick Brown, CEO of Southwest Power Pool.
And it’s required complex coordination between different utilities to send the wind power to where it’s needed at any given moment.
But Brown says Southwest Power Pool’s success shows utilities can transition to less polluting sources of power.
“It is imperative that this industry and, quite frankly, the whole U.S. economy move to a net-zero carbon situation,” he said. “We just have to move in that direction.”
Reposted with permission from Yale Climate Connections.
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