“Wind farms have generated a record-breaking amount of power this month. The Bonneville Power Administration [BPA] is hoping to avoid over-generation problems that happened last spring.
Strong winds generated 4,000 megawatts onto the Bonneville Power Administrations transmission grid on a single day this month. Thats as much as four nuclear power plants.
This spike comes at a time when the Pacific Northwest grid already has an abundance of power. Thats because rivers are running high as the snow melts.
Last year BPA shut down wind facilities because there was more power than the grid could handle. Spokesman Mike Hansen says BPA is trying to avoid those problems,” quoting Courtney Flatt in OBP News.
Read more from the Bonneville Power Administration, United States Department of Energy