Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers up to $200 million: IESO
Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers millions and compromise power system, says electricity system operator. It says renewable energy market rules must change. ...The IESO has drawn up new rules that will allow it to shut output from wind and solar operators ...The renewable power generators are fighting the new rules vigorously.
February 27, 2013
by John Spears
in Toronto Star
Coping with surplus wind power will cost Ontario electricity ratepayers up to $200 million a year if market rules don't change, says the power system operator.
Moreover, it says, if it can't control the flow of wind and solar power onto the Ontario grid, then "reliable and economic operation of the power system is, at best, highly compromised and likely not feasible."
The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) makes the statements in a filing with the Ontario Energy Board.
It is responding to complaints from big wind power companies that the IESO's proposals to impose new market rules on wind and solar power... [continue via Web link]