Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thank you Ezra

…….. this is too good not to share.

Now what’s important – thank you Ezra – is the ratio between whatever number you see above and in excess of 1,500 megawatts of installed wind turbine capacity in Ontario.  So take the number in the widget and divide it by 1500 – whatever you end up with is how (in)efficiently wind power is being generated in Ontario right now.  Actually whatever fraction you end up with will be unduly generous to the green power geniuses because the installed capacity is greater than 1500 megawatts but who’s gonna quibble about a few billion dollars between friends?

Utilization is an important little detail that the greenies often forget to mention when they tell you how much windy energy costs.  So on top of the already grossly expensive infrastructure you need to factor in the cost of it only operating at 5, 10 or 15% capacity.  You do the math – after all you’re paying for it.

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