Wind and solar farms are glutting networks more frequently, prompting a market signal for coal plants to shut off
The disruption of grid energy by renewable energy continues to grow, even in places that have touted wind and solar for years. Prices have been driven to ZERO for producers like coal and gas and even hydro in places where wind and solar are plentiful. The problem is though that wind is expensive and the zeros are not passed on to the ultimate consumer and real energy companies are being forced to bankruptcy.
We are NOT seeing a refund in our bills or our meters running backwards when this "renewable energy" is being passed on to us. We are only seeing our bills go up. Only hydro and gas plants can ramp up and down to fill the void when wind dies or solar goes dark. This is a dilemma for power producers and something that ISO-NE has been warning us about for some time.