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Wind power accounts for about 6% of total U.S. capacity and 3.5% of generated energy.

Wind Power: Making It Play Nice Is No Breeze

The power industry has worked hard to incorporate growing wind resources into the grid. Can the industry keep it up?

Face it, wind generation is not a good fit with the legacy power grid, and the entrepreneurial wind industry is not a natural culture match with electric utilities. But that has not stopped the power industry from consistently taking the initiative to resolve technical roadblocks, either through cooperative funding or the efforts of individual utilities. Over time, wind advocates, grid operators and regulators have developed an effective, though somewhat wary, partnership. The results

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