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Producers of wind power at mercy of weather

Turbines at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Whitewater, California. Wind provided nearly 10 per cent of electricity production in Texas and 7 per cent in California last year.

San Francisco

POWER producers who invested billions in turbines are finding that making money off the wind can be as unpredictable as the energy source itself.

NextEra Energy Inc, NRG Yield Inc and Duke Energy Corp all said a lack of sufficiently windy days cut into second- quarter