Soaring demand

Markets for wind power are taking off like never before. Demand for green power is outstripping supply and the concept of green credit trading is taking hold in deals like those by Eirtricity's Eddie O'Connor (right and page 18) and by SeaWest (page 19). What's more, such is the demand for power-any power-in the United States that consumers in California are snapping up green offerings (page 22) while the Northwest is welcoming 400 MW of wind projects (page 32). With generation costs unaffected by fuel price variations, wind at a fixed price is proving mighty popular these days.