Wind power is like an employee you can't count on. When they're working, great, but you always have to have enough reliable workers as if that spare tire wasn't even there.
Hank Petranic, VP for natural gas and power transmission for TransCanada Corp inadvertently proved that after speaking to representatives of 11 U.S. States and 5 Canadian provinces. He told the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix,
"You sell wind power when it's blowing and hold the water behind the dams; and when it's not blowing you let the water go behind the dam. Those are the kind of synergies you could have if you were part of a bigger market"...Either way, you need the hydro-electric plant! So what good is the wind?