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What would your proposal do to the preferential dispatch schedule? If wind isn't guaranteed a preferential dispatch, it gives unreasonable market power to utilities.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu May 20th, 2010 at 04:33:39 PM EST
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I don't see any reason why that couldn't continue.  I think that it's an essential part of the merit order effect.

My thinking would be to transition wind away from production incentives towards ones for construction. Wind basically has no marginal cost, so practically, there's not a huge difference.

On the other hand, I think that thermo-solar still needs infant industry protection, although the rate needs to be more reasonable.  PV on the other hand I think should have financing support, and should be limited to supplying the needs of the building that they are attached to instead of put on the grid.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Thu May 20th, 2010 at 05:24:44 PM EST
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