By Richard Scratch, The Windsor Star
Dwight Duncan and Sandra Pupatello have lately stated that the Green Energy Act is a victim of its own success. This is political spin to cover up the Liberal’s total failure to either anticipate or plan for the artificially created demand they created with such high feed-in rates. As a result, there is nowhere to hook up all the power being contracted.
Now they are blaming hydro. The hydro system is geared to a few very large power sources feeding down through ever smaller lines to, ultimately, households at low voltage.
The Green Energy Act envisions a huge number of small sources feeding into the grid at generally random times and variable outputs.
This is the equivalent of shutting down all the water pumping stations and having every fire pumper in the province hook up to hydrants to pump water to our homes. It just won’t work.
I would not want to be the head engineer at Ontario Hydro trying to manage such a system. The infrastructure was never designed for it and the Liberals had to be aware of it.
It will take years and hundreds of millions of dollars to connect all these sources. Of course not to worry, they will just raise our taxes.
The worst hit will be, of course, those on fixed incomes.
As for the green energy jobs? Easily the most expensive job creation program ever conceived.
RICHARD SCRATCH, Tecumseh