According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, less than 10% of power in the U.S. is generated from wind. According to the EIA, despite a seemingly low percentage of total control, wind energy use has grown exponentially in the last 30 years, including more than 5000% since 2000. Many people are already taking advantage of wind energy, and there is more untapped potential out there.
The untapped potential of wind energy can serve not only the people and organizations who build them but the public as a whole. People who own wind turbines can connect their turbines to public utility grids. In fact, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) requires public utilities to connect with and purchase power from small wind energy producers. If you are interested in learning more about how to connect your turbines, Peak Substation Services is available to be the critical link between wind turbine landowners and the public.
There Are Two Significant Benefits to Connecting Your Wind Energy to the Grid, Including:
Offsetting Energy Costs
Also known as net metering, offsetting energy costs benefit wind energy producers by taking back energy when supply exceeds demand. This means that the cost of operating a turbine can be covered, in addition to other electricity at your home and property. Offsets can be used in different seasons to help balance individual supply and demand. For example, when energy production is higher, credits for wind in the winter can be used in the summer when demand is higher.
A Stronger Energy Grid
By connecting your wind energy to the grid, you contribute to a more robust and more diverse power supply. When the grid has various power sources to rely on, public utilities can better manage supply, demand, prices, and outages. For example, public utilities can use more wind energy when the store is higher than solar energy in the winter. This helps reduce costs to the public.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% of the country’s power supply must come from renewable sources by 2025. The demand is there for producers and reliable, renewable energy benefits everyone.
How Peak Substation Services Can Help
Peak Substation Services is built on the principles of being professional, experienced, accountable, and knowledgeable. Our employees offer more than 100 years combined of substation experience. We offer comprehensive labor and materials packages to create a straightforward experience for our customers that is designed to reduce costs and save time. With more than 1000 service packages available, our offerings are completely customized to you and your needs.