As Jo Nova points out “What the Nanny-State Goddess Giveth…”
(Bloomberg) India’s move to stabilize its power grid by asking wind farms to accurately predict their output a day in advance or face fines will deepen the slowdown in Asia’s second-biggest wind market, Tata Power Co. (TPWR) said.
A directive took effect this week ordering wind farms with a capacity of 10 megawatts or more to forecast their generation in 15-minute blocks for the following day. Missing estimates by more than 30 percent will incur penalties.
“Forecasting at 15-minute intervals is very challenging,” and could cost a 100-megawatt farm an estimated 250 million rupees ($4.2 million) a year, Tata Power said in an e-mailed response to questions. “Developers will see this as a further handicap” and penalties will “jeopardize” the industry’s growth, the nation’s second-biggest developer said.
Let me get this straight: they think it’s very challenging to forecast the wind for the following day, but Warmists can tell us what The Weather will be 50-100 years out? Of course, it is difficult to forecast what the wind will do the next day, but the point of the directive is to know just how much power the wind farms will add, or, usually, not add, to the power grid. And the wind is inherently unreliable in most places.