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Old 08-29-2017, 10:41 AM   #481
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This is a nice article summarizing this report. If you are interested, definitely look at it, it has a ton of information.

https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/...entation_1.pdf



Wind Energy Is One of the Cheapest Sources of Electricity, and It's Getting Cheaper

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When you exclude the production tax credit and look at the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from interior wind, it still comes in at an extremely competitive cost of less than 50 dollars per megawatt-hour (5 cents per kilowatt-hour). For comparison, the Energy Information Administration estimates a best-in-class combined cycle natural gas power plant has an LCOE of about 54 dollars per megawatt-hour (5.4 cents per kilowatt-hour).
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