Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wind power makes energy cheaper

It sounds odd. But building more wind power means it is cheaper to make electricity, as this video explains.

There are power stations that only run when there is lots of electricity needed. These stations can charge a high price for their power - which raises the price that all stations charge.

Wind can prevent these high prices by providing cheaper energy and bringing down the market price for all power.

28% of South Australia's power is from wind. There, the cost of making electricity has stayed stable - while in other states it went up. (Full report)

PS. Congratulations to Powershop for making the video. It's definitely the best explanation I've seen about this. And it's good to see an energy company contributing positively to the energy conversation.

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