Wind power mystery puzzles Southwest Power Pool leaders


Technicians at the Southwest Power Pool, the electricity power grid of which Oklahoma is a member, admit they faced a renewable energy mystery a few months ago. And it remains an unsolved puzzle.

It was in June when the Power Pool’s energy production from wind nearly stalled totally. The entire wind production from the states that make up the power pool. The collapse remains a mystery to this day.

“The jury is still out on that and we’re still trying to figure it out,” said Lanny Nickell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southwest Power Pool.

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