Friday, October 30, 2009

Eastern Oregon Wind Energy Success Puts Pressure On Power Grid

Wind energy's success creates a power grid challenge

By Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian

October 29, 2009, 8:40PM

The rows of white turbines spinning over wheat fields and ridgelines in eastern Oregon are ample evidence that renewable energy from wind is real and growing. So much so that the aging network of transmission lines and power stations that carries energy around the region is loaded to its limits.

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