October 7, 2021
With Ottawa discussing encouraging wind power development in the City’s rural areas, it’s important to know exactly what they’re talking about when it comes to wind turbines.
First, they are not “windmills,” they are Wind Turbine Generators or Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs).
They are not “wind farms,” they are power generation facilities.
And, they are BIG. Very very big.
Here’s a suggested driving tour of the nearby Nation Rise wind power project
Embrun South to Cannamore via St Marie Street/County Rd 32
County road 13 into Crysler,
County road 12 to Berwick,
west on County road 9 to Goldfield road,
south to County road 43, turn west then south on the Stormont-Dundas Boundary to Concession 1-2.
East toward County road 12 (south of Finch), then back north on County road 12 into Finch, through Berwick, then Crysler north on County road 12 (to the 417) or turn west at (Harvex), concession 10-11 to Cannamore.
This route should give people an idea of the industrialization impact and the number of homes involved. You may not hear any noise, especially in this season when the turbines are not turning, or barely moving. You really have to stay in one of the homes over a period to experience the noise, sound pressure and vibration.
OK, so they’re big and unsightly, what else is wrong with wind power? It doesn’t work. Wind turbines are weather-dependent and thus, intermittent and unreliable. Today, Ontario’s power demand is over 15,000 megawatts while wind has produced 250-300 megawatts of power.
That’s not good enough.
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Scott Brown said:
Thank you for this article and the ongoing fight against this ridiculous form of unreliable energy. In my humble opinion we should be burning garbage (at 2000C) for energy and investing in nuclear if we are so damn determined to be rid of fossil fuels. Please send me a sign and I would be happy to send along $100. Best, Scott BrownCarp
Thank you! The City claims to have looked at all options and all power generating technologies and somehow, even living in Ontario where wind has been a multi-billion-dollar disaster, decided upon wind and solar. Incredible. As stated in Marc Brouillette’s report, Ontario’s High Cost Wind Millstone, wind power turbines operate at less than one-third of their capacity more than half the time. Wind power is generated out of phase with demand most of the time, which means we lose money selling the excess, or we pay generators not to produce. Sounds like the best option !!!
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