7,000 Large Onshore Wind Turbines in Ontario

March 31, 2011

To see the most recent list of turbines installed in or proposed for Ontario (Canada), click this link:

All are as big or larger than Toronto’s Ex Place turbine.Oct 22 13 Turbines For Ontario-3

Please leave a comment if you notice any errors or omissions.

A larger version of this map can be found under Bruce County on the right.

More maps can be found here:

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Cost of power a factor in loss of 1,000 more jobs

July 15, 2015

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association said such factors add more difficulty to Oshawa and other places that are already struggling to keep auto manufacturing operations in their communities.

“The increase of cost of electricity is a very big factor in operations,” association president Mark Nantais said. “It’s one of the factors in developing the business case of reinvesting in the province. We have costs in electricity rates two to three times bigger than in competing plants in competing jurisdictions.” Read the rest of this entry »


870 litres of gear oil in each wind turbine

June 20, 2015
Bluewater, Ontario
… newly erected turbines are springing leaks all over the place.  7 last count.  My understanding is there is 870 litres of gear oil in each Nacelle.  One of the residents noticed it because a glob of it landed on his arm. I have reports from the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility, located in Southern California.  A resident surrounded by 112 turbines advised “We estimate that about 70% of the turbines are or have leaked.”  Should you see one, you need to report the spill to the Ministry’s Spills Action toll free number at 1-800-268-6060 along with the Municipality.

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To any Landowner Considering Signing a Wind Option/Lease

May 21, 2015

Notice of Charge/Mortgage of Land/Debenture
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‘Big Wind’ now playing on TVOntario website

April 11, 2015

http://tvo.org/video/211702/big-wind


Next showing of Big Wind documentary: Tuesday at 10 PM

March 30, 2015

Originally posted on Ottawa Wind Concerns:

TVOntario is showing the new documentary film Big Wind again on Tuesday, March 31st, at 10 PM

The film documents the legal struggle of one farm family in Ontario about to be surrounded by over 100 wind turbines and two transformer stations, and other communities already dealing with the effects of living near the huge power generating machines.

Key interviews include former nursing teacher Norma Schmidt, whose sleep was so disturbed she became ill and had to leave her job; she and her husband are now unable to live in the family home. Another is with a farmer who has a turbine on his property, and thus receiving lease payments; he said “We decided we weren’t going to be bothered” by the turbine.

One wind developer was interviewed for the film but Head Office later tried to have all the recording erased; last week the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA, the…

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More questionable behaviour by lobbyist group

March 27, 2015

Remember Sussex Strategy Group (whose advice was to confuse the wind issue)?

They have now been scolded for improper lobbying: Read the rest of this entry »


BIG WIND AIRING ON TVO – Time Changes

March 25, 2015

Please be advised of time changes for two of the TVO airings of Big Wind.  The schedule indicates the following: Read the rest of this entry »


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