Alternatives to industrial wind power include
- Incentives to use less electricity “Ontario has blown an opportunity to invest heavily in conservation — the cheapest and most environmentally-friendly option” Sun
- Incentives to use electricity more efficiently
- Promote energy efficiency instead of building power projects: Enviro watchdog OWR
Solar, biogas, biomass, wood waste etc.
- The best thing about solar is that it produces power during the day, when we need it
- Coal is being displaced by natural gas in Ontario. Click here for more.
- “gas generation to back up wind” WCO
- “forcing the system to keep other generators – usually gas-fired plants – on standby” Star
- The cheapest & cleanest electricity that we have
- “by IESO having to instruct OPG to spill hydro production” WCO
- Ontario has been wasting energy by spilling water around the turbines as Niagara Falls because expensive 20-year wind contracts ensure preferred access to the grid. This is bad policy, especially when one considers that Ontario has had a surplus of electricity for years:
Imports and Exports
Ontario is capable of importing or exporting approximately 4,800 MW at any one time, depending on system conditions. Ontario’s high-voltage transmission grid is connected to Manitoba, Quebec, New York, Michigan and Minnesota. IESO
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