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EarthFix
March 21, 2012

BPA Wind Power Sets New Record

Strong winds generated 4,000 megawatts onto the Bonneville Power Administration’s transmission grid on a single day this month. That’s as much as four nuclear power plants.

This spike comes at a time when the Pacific Northwest grid already has an abundance of power. That’s because rivers are running high as the snow melts.

Spring salmon runs also complicate the system. The fish need a certain amount of water spilling through dams, which means hydropower can only be limited to a point, BPA officials say. But conservation groups, including Save Our Wild Salmon, debate the accuracy of this argument.

 

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