The reason to invest in wind power, even when natural gas is cheap, is simple: portfolio diversification. Wind power uses no fuel, so a wind farm can provide electricity at a guaranteed price for 10-20 years, insulating utilities and consumers alike from fuel price volatility. That’s similar to why smart investors include bonds in their portfolios, even though stocks have a higher average return.
Find out more facts about wind power and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) by reading “What Critics of Wind Power's Incentive Miss,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-bode/wind-energy-tax-credit-_b_1821279.html.
Part 2/2 - David Ward, American Wind Energy Association