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-- could soon mean millions of dollars for producers of wind energy but in this case.
They would be paid not to generate electricity how in the world does that work.
-- -- live in Seattle Washington explain here what's going on there.
Yet sounds crazy bill -- that's your problem that a lot of regions around the country might like to have during certain -- parts of the year late spring and early summer there's actually too much renewable energy in the Pacific northwest he got a lot of snow melt.
Sending ponds of water down the rivers.
Through the lots of dams on the Columbia River and what what have you at the very same time the wind is -- in the Columbia River gorge so the wind farms are cranking out maximum energy.
As it turns out too much energy for the demands the last year the federal agency that manages the power grid shut down the Windmills for 38 days.
-- a compensate the wind power generators for the losses the Bonneville power administration is saying that they will pay them.
Up to fifteen million dollars a year a -- that will eventually be paid by ratepayers.
The solution -- too much government is not more government.
We already require utilities to buy renewable energy.
The taxpayers to subsidize the production of renewable energy and now -- want ratepayers to pay the renewable energy companies when they lose money.
And that he will fluctuate between 121000000 and fifty million dollars a year built up.
They get paid either way back and hazing right so then -- here in Washington say thank you Dan or.
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