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Thu May 3, 2018, 07:56 PM

2. Couple of things you left out of the article.

"Meanwhile, ERCOT has also seen a proliferation of wind and solar resources. On October 27, 2017, (at 4 a.m.), for example, wind generation provided 54% of ERCOTís power, and wind set an instantaneous wind output record of 16,141 MW on March 31, 2017 (at 8:56 p.m.). ďAs wind power continues to increase in Texas, ERCOT is working collaboratively with other grid operators and utilities to reliably integrate this generation,Ē it said. ERCOT has also added a reliability risk desk to closely monitor and respond to wind and solar forecast errors, net load ramps, and inertia levels, and ancillary service needs."
"Interconnection requests reached historic levels in 2017 with nearly 200 requests. Utility-scale solar projects accounted for 56% of those requests."

Here is another article from the same site.
Could Advanced Reactor Technology Save the Nuclear Industry? http://www.powermag.com/could-advanced-reactor-technology-save-the-nuclear-industry/
"Constructing a new nuclear power plant is a massive undertaking. It involves years of planning and countless hurdles just to get the necessary regulatory approval to break ground. Once physical work begins, risks abound, and delays and cost overruns seem to be the norm rather than the exception. In the end, almost half of all nuclear reactors ordered in the U.S. have not been completed, leaving more than a few companies bankrupt in the process."
The bold is of course mine.

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