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.

3 comments:

Unknown 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.