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Executive Assistant to PUC Chairman Vermont Public Utility Commission

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"Take Vermont. The wind resources it needs to hit its 2050 goal of 90% renewable energy lie in the northeast of the state, where the electric grid is fed by old or abandoned coal plants. Those airborn resources often are wasted because the transmission lines in that part of the state are insufficient and become easily congested. Coupled with this is the age-old problem of intermittency. Wind power doesn't perform to order as do coal or natural gas plants. Either the system must adapt to bursts of energy entering the grid when the wind blows or a storage solution must be developed so that electricity can be released on demand at a time when the transmission lines can cope, after the wind has died down."

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