As Wind Energy Use Grows, Utilities Seek to Stabilize Power Grid – NYTimes.com

As Wind Energy Use Grows, Utilities Seek to Stabilize Power Grid – NYTimes.com.

Taming Unruly Wind Power

For decades, electric companies have swung into emergency mode when demand soars on blistering hot days, appealing to households to use less power. But with the rise of wind energy, utilities in the Pacific Northwest are sometimes dealing with the opposite: moments when there is too much electricity for the grid to soak up.

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