Polar Vortex Hits. Renewables Fail.

With the sun setting on the coldest day in decades solar panels stopped generating just as the evening electricity peak was ramping up. Raising one falsity that solar aligns with electric system peaks. But what about wind?

When it comes to renewables, wind is king. Well there really wasn’t any wind generation.

According to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) at 6pm wind was only supplying 3.30% of the needed electric supply.

So, what was keeping our pipes from freezing; fossil fuels (80.75%). Coal generation was 48.74% and natural gas was 32.01%.

Thank you traditional energy sources!

What do Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature think of that?

They don’t think we have enough renewable energy and propose increasing the state’s renewable energy standards from 25% – 30% to 80% – 85%.

How do you think that will work out?

2 Replies to “Polar Vortex Hits. Renewables Fail.”

  1. The Minnesota Legislature needs to not do that.. Let Nature take it’s course. If Renewables win a place in the Energy Source Mix, they need to do it for real and not through Political Mandates..

  2. How much coal ,natural gas,diesel go into the making of a windmill? How long will it take to offset there foot print as well as wind is not predictable so still need fossil fuels backing them up in my thoughts wind based energy sounds good but when you get down to the facts it fails

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