Say What?

This kind of action was bound to happen, but it doesn’t make it any less disturbing. Incredibly, this is the message coming from the utility:

“We’re not anti-solar or anti-wind or trying to slow this down, we’re just trying to keep it fair,” Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea told the Oklahoman. “We’ve been studying this trend. We know it’s coming, and we want to get ahead of it.”

Instead of doing this, the utilities should be thanking solar and wind installers for adding energy to the grid, allowing the utility to manage peak demand (or growth in demand over time) without having to engage in the very difficult and costly prospect of constructing new power plants.