Monday, July 19, 2010

$23Bn for Wind Power? And a Stupid Question, Too!

Oh, why not? After all, it's only money.

The Midwest could be crisscrossed with a new network of high voltage power lines to move wind-generated power from the windiest spots in the Dakotas, Iowa and Minnesota.

A group of utilities in 11 states, including Pewaukee-based American Transmission Co., is studying three alternatives, each of which would cost at least $23 billion over the next 20 years.

This is an entirely NEW grid. The coal/nuke/gas grid remains in place.

Here's the howler of the entire article:

Key questions remain about the plans to add a renewable power "overlay," most notably, who would pay

The author, Tom Content, MUST be kidding.


Tim Morrissey said...

Part of the problem is, these guys are NOT kidding.

Dan said...

And here I thought enviromentalists hate transmission lines. They sue everytime one is proposed.

TerryN said...

First they build a 5,000 Sq. Ft. "cabin" in the woods complete with every electrical convenience known to man.