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It’s been a breezy weekend in Ontario…which means, more money flying out of Ontario taxpayer and ratepayer pockets. According to energy analyst Scott Luft, record amounts of wind power were produced…but we didn’t need it. Parker Gallant estimates that Ontario sold off the excess power to other jursidictions at a huge cost: “So yesterday we paid the wind turbine operators $4,229,280 ($135 per MWh) to produce their record 31,328 MWh and exported it at an average price of $21 per MWh generating about $650,000 in revenue for a net cost of approximately $3.6 million. We also paid Bruce $931,000 ($65 per MWH) for steaming off (using your comparative drop from same day last year) the 14,325 MWh of nuclear so the net cost to produce the 31,328 MWh from wind fully costed was $4.5 million or $143 per MWh for power we didn’t even use! That $4.5 million will be added to the Global Adjustment and will push up the TOU & RPP rates.”

Wind is first to the grid so even if we don’t need it, the producers get paid the exorbitant FIT rates.

Seen on a sign held by demonstrators in Devon, England in the film “Wind Wars” (Part 2 airs tonight on TVOntario at 8 p.m. in the program “Blown Apart”):
WE PAY
THEY PROFIT

The North Gower Wind Action Group is a group of concerned citizens who believe that a proposed industrial wind power generation project with 10, 190-meter wind turbines right beside hundreds of homes in the North Gower and south Richmond areas of the City of Ottawa is NOT  an appropriate development. Evidence is showing that setbacks of less than 1.5 km are not safe for human health due to exposure to the environmental noise and vibration produced by these huge structures.

E-mail us at northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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