UMaine's Habib Dagher slams Hoover Dam's capacity factor in praising wind but ignores dispatchability

".....But the massive Hoover Dam, which has a nameplate capacity of 2,000 megawatts, has a capacity factor of only 25 percent. That’s because the flow of a river, like wind, fluctuates over time. So a 50 percent capacity factor for offshore wind energy is actually pretty decent".

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Comment by Paula D Kelso on August 31, 2016 at 4:17pm

Re: Effects on birds, bats, fish, etc.; Dagher says, "We haven't figured that all out yet."

Ok, so let's throw a few more millions of dollars at this before you start addressing that problem.

Cause as usual by then it's too late to go back to the drawing board. And it'll be a done deal and any protests will be smothered by paid hacks.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 31, 2016 at 3:42pm

In my research last year on this particular dam, the article stated that over the years the capacity of this dam has been diminished mostly due to the excessive water use by irrigation of crops and other human uses such as trying to grow grass in the desert southwest. I believe California receives some of its water from this River also. That major factor and the fact that there are others tapping into the river before it gets to the dam. The water level behind the dam is over 100 feet below its overflow levels. 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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