Arkansas electric cooperative leader questions reliability of renewable energy sources

CEO Kecia Wolf on Modernizing the Grid with Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative


The president of an Arkansas electric cooperative questions the reliability of renewables on the grid and calls for the U.S. EPA’s proposed power plant restrictions to be struck down.

It’s from Kecia Wolf, a certified public account who was named President and CEO of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative last fall.

“A system that only utilizes intermittent resources and emits no carbon is considered responsible by many but is neither reliable nor affordable,” she answered in an interview with Arkansas Business.

“With the forced retirement of coal and nuclear baseload generation plants and their replacement by mostly intermittent resources, such as solar and wind, we may not have the ability to provide enough reliable electricity to new loads in the future.”

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