AWEA blog: Rain, sleet, or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This blog post comes from the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Into the Wind blog. It was written by Evan Vaughan, Media Relations Officer at AWEA. You can read AWEA’s other blog postings here.
Real-time wind energy generation compared to forecast in PJM at 5:40 pm on January 4, 2018.
Extreme weather like this past week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation.
The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter

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