My windmill watcher has reminded me of the following fact:
Commonwealth Edison gets less than 1% of its electricity from wind.
Here’s a pie chart that tells the tale:
- 2% of the bundled retail load should be obtained from renewable energy resources as defined below in 2007,
- 3% in 2008
- 4% in 2009
- 5% in 2010
- 6% in 2011
- 7% in 2012
- 8% in 2013
Looks like Com Ed is at 2%–1% biomass and 1% hydro.
The law says Illinois wind first. There isn’t enough to meet that criteria of 4%. They have to make up the difference by purchasing
An article in Springfield’s State Journal-Register about a new wind farm on I-55 near Lincoln says,
“Illinois gets less than 2 percent of its electricity from wind.”
Does this sound like something our new governor, Pat Quinn will promote or what?