Possible shutdowns opposed by wind-farm owners in Pacific Northwest

04/12/2011 | Seattle Times, The

Operators of wind farms in the Pacific Northwest are fighting a proposal from the Bonneville Power Administration that could cost the industry millions of dollars in revenue. The agency's plan to ask wind farms to periodically halt output to allow grid room for hydropower "is not reasonable," said Roby Roberts, a vice president at Horizon Wind Energy. If the BPA enacts the plan, it should compensate wind-power producers for lengthy shutdowns, executives said.

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