The year is just four months old and already two new avenues of market opportunity are being successfully explored by wind plant developers. First, a unique mixture of wind and gas proved irresistible to a US utility. The power blend won a major contract in head-to-head competition on the open market, delighting the developer (right). Second, sale of the emissions reduction credits attached to electricity generated from wind energy looks like it will become a major source of income as more deals are done and more trading markets are launched.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol