Taming the Wind
We received the February issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly and it is going around the office with a special earmark for your article on “Taming the Wind.”
It is a pleasure to read. The article captures just about perfectly the value of forecasting in cost-effectively and reliably integrating wind power, of balancing in large markets, of geographical spread, and more. It also looks at what the future could hold.
Again, it is a pleasure, both accurate and refreshing! With best regards, and best wishes for your publication,
— Christine Real de Azua, Assistant Director of Communications, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C.
I was reading through Charles Thurston’s article in the March issue of Fortnightly (“Coming to America”), and was interested in understanding the System Average Interruption Duration Index (“SAIDI”). Is this the number of total customer outage hours divided by total customers?
— Eric Eriksen, Vice President, Alaska Electric Light & Power Co., Juneau, Ak.