MORE WIND CAPACITY EQUALS HIGHER COSTS

Kansas has more industrial wind turbines than any other state. Since 2002, the wind energy component went from 2% to 36% of the net generating capacity for the state. I am using Kansas as the example to since it is the most extreme case in the United States so far, with regard to increasing wind energy capacity, and increasing retail electricity costs.

Just to be clear, generating capacity does not equal actual electrical generation when it comes to wind…

Source: The Academy for Climate & Energy Analysis