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that's what grid managers do - they bring plants online and shut them down at various times.

At all times, you have peaking plants on standby, ready to be brought on line or, if they are producing, to be shut off. A lot of the time, they are paid to be idle and nobody complains about it. That's how it is meant to work.

Sigh.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue May 3rd, 2011 at 05:46:02 AM EST
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