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Did wind power ‘fail’ during the Texas blackout? A deep dive

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If you’ve followed the clean energy debate for some time (and you’re on this website, so it’s likely) you’ll know of a familiar gambit to critique wind and solar – creating an impossible failure and always claiming that it’s failing. The blackout in Texas has caused a resurgence of many of these old ideas, and it’s worth exploring them, because they highlight exactly what role wind power will play in increasingly stressed world grids.

First came a claim that Texas’ relatively large fleet of wind power had frozen. There is still little clarity on this. ERCOT claimed half the state’s wind turbines were frozen, but we don’t know for how long. I looked at wind output in other regions, and it roughly matches the profile…



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