Does ANYONE Know Exactly How Many Fossil Fuel Burning Co-Generation Plants have been taken off line since the Introduction of WIND Power Generation Started in the State of Maine or any of New England??Is there any way to REALLY Know the TRUTH if in Fact there Has Been an Reduction or elimination of ANY Fossil Fuel Co-Generation in New England??
The big reduction in the past few years has been due to the Great Recession and some efficiency efforts by people changing light bulbs and sealing doors and windows.
Annual wind energy in NE is about 0.6% of the total consumption, PV solar energy is less than a tenth of wind energy.
To date, in New England, NO plants of any kind have been shut down due to RE generation; the RE folks tried to shut down Vermont Yankee, a low-cost (less than 5 c/kWh), nearly-CO2-free, steady, 24/7/365, 100% dispatachable, fully-paid-for energy producer, but were not successful.