NY Times recites wind integration myths
Haphazardly dropped into the middle of an interesting and otherwise technically accurate New York Times article about a new type of solar power plant are a couple of paragraphs of unsubstantiated nonsense on the topic of wind energy integration. The only source for the “information” in these paragraphs appears to have been an interview with Lester Lave, a wind opponent who is well-known among wind integration experts for making technically specious claims on the topic.
To refute his misleading or outright incorrect claims point-by-point:
1. "'As long as the contribution of wind and solar is very small, utilities can handle it ...