Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-26-2013

Publication Title

Journal of Sustainable Development

Abstract

Many factors support the likelihood of major wind power deployment in the Upper Midwest of the U.S. over the next two decades. This paper specifically considers the dilemma faced by the existing rural electric co-ops (RECs), to whom wind development poses simultaneously a threat and an opportunity. We argue that the threat can be ameliorated through more appropriate tariff strategies, and that there is an efficient-contracting rationale for RECs to take the lead in future development of the wind resource.

Volume

6

Issue

5

First Page

85

Last Page

92

DOI

10.5539/jsd.v6n5p85

ISSN

1913-9063

Comments

Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education and available freely on their website.

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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