Check out this blog from Colin Meehan at EDF
. It looks at an under reported fact in a recent study that ERCOT just submitted to the Legislature, using updated characteristics instead of data from 2006 (OMG!).
"ERCOT found that if you use updated wind and solar power characteristics like cost and actual output to reflect real world conditions, rather than the previously used 2006 assumed characteristics, wind and solar are more competitive than natural gas over the next 20 years.
Let's hope that someone pays attention and tells the PUC.
TXSES Executive Director