At the 1995 American Power Conference, a technology caught my attention and has never let go. I heard Al Weisbrich, ENECO principal, present a paper he co-authored with Raytheon, "COE Projection for the Modular WARP Wind Power System for Wind Farms and Electric Utility Power Transmission." Electricity costs for the patented WARP system figure between 1.6 and 5.6 cents per kWh (lower yet in a recent study). The wind power industry has yet to fan the flames sparked by Weisbrich`s ideas. Nonetheles

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) reports that proximity to transmission lines, a previous obstacle to wind development, should no longer hinder the technology. EIA said there are 240,000 square miles of land in the country with wind development potential that lie within 10 miles of an existing transmission facility. EIA projects that land area could accommodate 734,000 average MW of wind energy capacity. "EIA`s findings are very encouraging at a time when wind energy technology is beginn