The advantages of wind energy in a heatwave are that its generation is easy to forecast so it's easy to schedule generation from other sources when you need it.
The other is that when the wind blows during hot weather (as it is today) the most expensive gas-fired peaking plants have to sit on the sidelines, keeping the wholesale price of power low. Ultimately, this flows through to lower power bills for homes and businesses.
Hope it feels good Terry!
A longer version of the letter appeared in regional papers too.
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