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WIND FARMS NOT ALL THEY'RE CRANKED UP TO BE

Posted 29 December 2010

"The fundamental problem with wind power is that it is intermittent and unpredictable. This means that the system operator must take a pessimistic view and assume that no wind power will be available over critical periods. In other words, he has to make sure that there are sufficient conventional power stations available to meet peak demands."  Coalition energy spokesman, Bryan Leyland, reported in the New Zealand Herald.

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