Letter: Wind unreliable source of energy
We've seen repeated advocacy of using wind energy to power our modern society. Our quality of life is directly related to the abundance of low-cost, reliable, dependable, demand-driven and scalable electrical power.
Based on recorded performance for Northwest (BPA balanced) windpower this fall, there is sufficient evidence showing those two concepts to be significantly conflicted. This fall, we have experienced at least two instances of over a week of no power from the breeze fans, including the week of Thanksgiving. This is in addition to the rapid and unpredictable changes in puffpower seen normally. It's really difficult to imagine sufficient advocated battery or stored energy other than inland waterway dams to compensate for the installed 4,500 MW (maybewatts).
GARY TROYER, Richland