Hundreds of Turbines a “dud”

CTV Toronto

While Ontario swelters under mid-summer heat, no wind means mainly nuclear and fossil-fuel-fired electricity plants are keeping the province’s air conditioners humming.  Wind-generated electricity only provided 10 watts of power for Ontario as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) website indicated.  The province has the ability to generate more than 1,200 megawatts of electricity through its wind farms, the IESO has said.  Watch video

5 thoughts on “Hundreds of Turbines a “dud”

  1. I guess we can only hope that we have a similar weather event (as today in southern Ontario) right before the October provincial election to remind voters how useless and unreliable wind power can be. Thanks to CTV Toronto for picking up on the issue.

  2. Dear Mr. Duguid,
    The citizens of Ontario have an important message for you.

    Please pass this along to your boss, Mr. McGuinty.

    “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson

    thank you!
    p.s. Don’t Forget!

  3. This is part of the lie that wind developers propogate. They tell you that the capacity factor is something like 30% when all that really matters is how much does wind produce when we really need it. It is days like the one mentioned by CTV that illustrate that we not only pay for wind, but also pay for a complete backup system of generators. Wind does not cost just 3 to 4 times the cost of conventional power. Its costs must be calculated by including the costs of the backup generation (gas) and all of the transmission improvements and extensions for all of this extra generation.

  4. How much did it cost us to produce 10 megwatts of power.

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