Solar cell and wind generation are great for the environment, but they are limited in their reach. They are intermittent, and cannot be dispatched on demand when they are needed.
On April 17, 2018, a presentation (now recorded) was made to the City of Austin’s Resource Management Commission on the need for dispatchable renewable generation as well as solar cells and wind.
View it at this link.
One of my ideas is to convert GreenChoice from funding wind to funding Concentrating Solar Power. Wind is now close to parity with conventional fuel charges in Austin, and converting GC to solar could allow Austin to start buying dispatchable renewables at little or no cost to the typical Austin consumer.