The True Cost of Electricity from Wind is Always Underestimated and its Value Always Overestimated

By | February 11, 2010

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Probably the most common wind energy question that I receive from analysts, reporters, and interested citizens deals with the cost of electricity from wind.  The frequency of the question is understandable since estimates provided by the wind industry, federal and state agencies and contractors, and the media understate the true cost and ignore the fact that electricity from wind is very low in value.