MattOfMatts t1_jawt9nu wrote

Reply to comment by Barra79 in [OC] Wind Speed Vs Wind Power by Barra79

Averages are fine but the power grid also cannot run on averages. You need supply to equal demand at all times. The spread on this chart is very large, with 10-20GW of difference for any given wind speed.

So while your math is fair, the application of it seems somewhat pointless. It does the grid no good that the average of wind is a certain value, instead the real time value is all that really matters.

Either we invest in more the storage or raise the amount of wind production to raise the lowest minimums, then the math changes. but then the outliers become more critical in analyzing, because failure to account for all outliers results in loss of power.