Now that the PTC has been extended another two years and GE Power Systems has announced a buyout of most of Enron Wind's assets, "That changes the dynamics for us," says Stutz. He also says a third factor has some influence on the decision -- the upward bump on gas prices. They had earlier dropped to as low as $1.80 for 1000 cubic feet, and are now almost $4. "When gas prices were in the $2 range, wind was not as competitive," Stutz says. If the parties reach an agreement early this month, the first stop will be the state's Public Service Commission for approval.
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