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Huge investment needed to distribute wind power

Posted on 11 February 2009

From Commodities-now.com: The eastern US needs to invest $80 billion in new voltage lines to up its share of wind power. The money would pay for the estimated 15,000 miles of new, extra high-voltage lines needed if the region is going to produce 20 per cent of its electricity from wind power by 2025.

According to a new study by Joint Coordinated System Plan (JCSP ‘08), a coalition of transmission owners and operators in the eastern US, an additional $1.1 trillion in total generation capital costs will also be required to meet the goal….. Full Article: Source


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