Today, researchers at the University of Delaware released a report detailing how an interconnected system of wind farms along the east coast could eventually replace traditional fossil fueled power plants. Individual wind farms are often unreliable, at one moment they can be powered by strong winds and two hours later there can be a dead calm. Over the last few years engineers have debated if the problem could be solved by connecting wind farms up and down the east coast. So theoretically, strong winds in the south could offset a relatively calm breeze in New England.
Until now, no study has been able to prove that a connected system could actually work. Today's report uses data collected over the last 5 years and shows that over that time period winds did not die down completely along the hypothetical grid. This proves that hypothetically offshore wind power could generate a steady and constant source of electricity.
Now how can we transfer that $8 billion loan for Georgia's nuclear plant, to start work on this wind-power grid?