Frozen or not, wind turbines do not produce electricity when the wind is not blowing.
The Power Output of Wind Turbines is Inversely Proportional to Demand
Frozen or not, wind turbines do not produce electricity when the wind is not blowing. I believe that they require 25 mph winds to perform as advertised.
Three of the largest wind farms in Texas (Roscoe, Buffalo Gap, and Sweetwater) are located in Nolan County. After the initial burst of wind that came as the artic front moved through, it became calm and there was not enough wind to produce as advertised. This calm existed throughout the rolling blackouts. You can watch their performance here:
There seems to always a lack of wind after the initial storms as temperatures drop and demand for power increases. Here in Texas we also have a lack of wind in the hottest days of summer and demand for electrical power spikes.
Bottom line is that the power output of wind turbines is inversely proportional to demand.
The post The Power Output of Wind Turbines is Inversely Proportional to Demand appeared first on Ice Age Now.
via Ice Age Now
February 21, 2021 at 07:24PM