West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

A drop in average wind speeds in the western United States during early 2015 led to reduced generation from wind plants in California, Oregon, and Washington. As a result, wind plant utilization rates, also known as plant capacity factors, were consistently below the previous five-year average during the first five months of 2015, according to the latest data available.This article was shared via RSS by the awesome folks at Today in Energy read more about <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=22452"West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors


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