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So, intermittent (wind) plant should be penalised for its intermittency.

What about the intermittent gas plants mentioned by Jérôme? Their intermittency is discretionary : they turn on the juice when they can maximise their profit. They certainly don't provide power "on demand". In your opinion, how should they be penalised for their intermittency?

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by eurogreen on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 09:28:15 AM EST
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