Cost to add more solar, wind to U.S. West power grid is small – study | Reuters.
Study shows the benefits of adding more wind and solar to the U.S. West power grid outweigh the costs of doing so. Here’s the key quote:
“”Increased cycling to accommodate high levels of wind and solar generation increases operating costs by 2 percent to 5 percent for the average fossil-fueled plant,” Debra Lew, NREL project manager for the study, said in a release.
However, that is well below the estimated $7 billion per year that the increased use of wind and solar power would save in gas and coal fuel costs, NREL said.”