Note to Hydro Consumers: pray for calm weather or we’ll all be bankrupt if Wind Blows!
This is the real story that “Wind Turbine con artists and Politicians” at Queens Park won’t tell you!
When the wind blows like it did this past weekend, conventional electrical generation is shut down or spilled to make way for more expensive wind generation which will be added to your Hydro Bills next month even though it borders on the criminal!
The following report on this costly and downright malicious abuse of our electrical supply here in Ontario is something straight out of an Enron style embezzlement saga!
Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath who both signed this outrageous theft of consumers dollars in Bill 150, The Green Energy Act won’t touch this little money grab with a ten foot pole!
Spin all you want Greenies……….this is out and out criminal theft of dollars from the honest hard working energy poor of Ontario!
May 13, 2013, Toronto— Ontario’s electricity ratepayers have a $10-million Monday morning hangover caused by first-to the grid rights for wind power under the Green Energy and Economy Act.
Figures from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) recording wind power generation in Ontario from 7 PM on Friday May 10, 2013 (off-peak rates kick in for the weekend) through to midnight May 12, 2013 show that wind produced 58,165 megawatt hours (MWh) and beat their old hourly production record several times.
The news might seem good for those interested in renewable power but it comes at a very stiff price, says Parker Gallant, vice-president of Wind Concerns Ontario. “That 58,165 MWh at $135 per MWh cost Ontario ratepayers $7,852,276,” he explains. “At the same time, because wind power has priority over cheaper forms of electricity production in this province, we had to export 127,361 MWh at $20.40 per MWh. Worse, Ontario Power Generation or OPG actually ‘spilled’ or wasted clean renewable hydro power—probably as much as wind produced. We could have generated the same amount of power from hydro as wind at a cost of just $1,186,500.”
Ontario’s Auditor-General has commented that wind power is produced out of phase with demand, and that the government never did a business case study for its renewable energy program. “This past weekend was quite the party for wind power,” says Gallant. “Unfortunately, Ontario electricity customers are stuck with a very large bill for power we didn’t really need.”
NOTES: other effects of this past weekend’s “power party”
- Ontario’s trade deficit with the USA and Quebec increased by $5.2 million!
- During that same period Ontario exported 127,361 MWh and at the average hourly Ontario energy price (HOEP) for those 54 hours of $20.40 per MW, which generated $2,598,164 in revenue.
- A 900-MW gas plant (somewhere in rural Ontario) sat idle while we paid them a net revenue requirement (NRR) of approximately $15,000 per MW per month (pro-rated at 7.5% of monthly cost) for the weekend, paying the owners in excess of $1 million for no power!
CONTACT: Parker Gallant at 416-282-9372
Jane Wilson: email@example.com