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by the head of RTE (the French network operator), which used to be nastily  opposed to wind power, and which was surprisingly positive.

Amongst tidbits:

  • Wind power is well diversified in France (3 different climate areas) and thus available wind production is actually quite stable over time;

  • wind kWh now pop up in the network all over the place, and actually help stabilise the network, by reducing the need to transport electricity around;

  • in addition, wind turbines are actually quite sophisticated machines and can provide frequency stabilisation all over the place even when they don't produce;

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 04:11:43 PM EST

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