In Sunday’s Spokesman-Review business section, columnist Bert Caldwell will tackle the implications of two California energy measures that would impact the wind turbine industry, a growing player in the Northwest energy picture.
Caldwell’s column notes: “More and more of new generating capacity is built for
If either of of those California measures is adopted, some of central Washington’s turbines might have to find new power customers.
To bone up or get more information on the topic, we want to mention a study produced by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in the Tri-Cities. While this study is a bit wonky, one could learn a lot about wind energy by poking around and getting familiar with the key issues. The study is “Long Term Modeling of Wind Energy in the United States.” It’s at this link.