7) All those power plants require a lot of transmission lines
Here’s a map of all the major (345 kV or more) transmission lines in the contiguous United States:
The regulation of the US power grid is insanely complicated — and it tends to be really tough to build big new transmission lines. If you want to transport electricity from a giant new wind farm out in the Great Plains to population centers, it’s not always easy.
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