Wind turbines-clearly not needed

Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives

Noted in a recent article was the following admission by Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA (Canadian Wind Energy Association); “wind, which tends to generate most of its power at night,”!  His reflection was related to the very strong probability CanWEA will merge with CanSIA and the merger will reputedly produce harmony as solar generates power when the sun shines.

What Hornung failed to admit was wind habitually produces power during low demand times which are a regular occurrence in Ontario during Spring and Fall months.  The month of October is confirming its bad habit which costs Ontario ratepayers dearly.

A recent example of the foregoing occurred on October 23rd when wind was blowing during the night and during the day.  IESO’s “Generators Output and Capability Report” discloses wind was blowing!  Approximately 47,000 MWh of wind was accepted into the grid and about 50,650 MWh were…

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