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  •  Giving electricity at a lower average cost. (2+ / 0-)
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    Winnie, Boreal Ecologist

    Guaranteeing a price that can cover the cost of installing the wind turbines means that the wind generated electricity is online, avoiding the electricity production with the highest marginal cost.

    Progressive Economics Shortcut: just read the billy blog

    by BruceMcF on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 02:00:48 PM PDT

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    •  Well, no, it avoids the fuel cost (2+ / 0-)
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      Winnie, bryfry

      but it incurs the remainder of the O&M cost and all of the capital costs for lower utilization on the other generation plant. So the costs overall could rise. It is not automatically the case that this strategy will lower costs for electricity taken as a whole.

      This is not a sig-line.

      by Joffan on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 03:57:00 PM PDT

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