100-MW North Kent wind farm posted despite surplus power in Ontario

Is there a prize for the biggest green Kool Aid drinker? I know who I’d nominate……

Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.

Ontario electricity customers pick up the tab for unneeded power development, again

$1.5 million paid out already today for curtailed wind power

wind-contract-bannerThe huge, 100-megawatt North Kent 1 wind power project proposed by the Samsung-Pattern Energy consortium was posted yesterday on the Ontario Environmental Registry. The announcement comes despite the Ontario Auditor General’s report in 2015 that Ontario has a significant oversupply of electrical power, and that Ontario ratepayers are paying too much for “renewables.”

In just the first eight hours today, the day after the announcement for North Kent 1, the Independent Electricity System Operator or  IESO curtailed about 11,000 MWh of wind generation alone.  It could have provided power for 1200 average households; instead it has cost Ontario electricity ratepayers $1.5 million … for nothing.

The power developers claim the power produced from this project during its 20-year agreement with the province will generate “electricity equivalent to the annual electricity needs…

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