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Wind Energy Helps Build a More Reliable and Balanced Electricity Portfolio

Wind Energy Helps Build a More Reliable and Balanced Electricity Portfolio

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Wind Energy Saves Consumers Money during the Polar Vortex (January 2015)

Wind Energy Saves Consumers Money during the Polar Vortex  (January 2015)

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The Economic Benefits of Wind Energy in the Southwest Power Pool (November 2014)

The Economic Benefits of Wind Energy in the Southwest Power Pool  (November 2014)

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The Facts about Wind Energy’s Impacts on Electricity Markets

This whitepaper presents the facts on wind energy’s impact on electricity markets. Many claim that wind energy distorts markets and creates negative prices. However, the reality is that while wind energy does have an impact on markets by displacing more expensive forms of energy, this impact is entirely market-driven, is widely seen as beneficial, and occurs for all low-fuel-cost sources of energy. In addition, the majority of negative prices in the market are not caused by wind, and transmission upgrades across the U.S. are helping to eliminate negative pricing instances.

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AWEA RPS Market Assessment 2013

The AWEA State RPS Market Assessment 2013 looks out to the year 2025, when most RPS requirements must be met in full, to determine the amount of incremental renewable energy demand that RPS programs will drive.