Congested Lines for Wind Power on Texas PUC Agenda
By bouncey, March 31, 2009, News
Last week, the Public Utility Commission of Texas received an outline of recommendations from a variety of players in the wind energy market on the best approaches for dealing with overloaded power lines.
While new transmission lines to handle the increasing power needs will be built over the next five years, the PUC is looking for ways to reduce congestion in the near future.
A group of wind-farm developers, retail electricity providers and others are concerned that congestion in areas with thousands of megawatts of wind farms forces the a decrease in wind-turbine operations. They recommend establishing a system to prioritize the way of power generated by wind-turbines is distributed.
The PUC plans to hold a workshop on the matter on later this month.
Check out Texas PUC seeks to free up congested lines for wind power for more info.