As this Province winds it’s way down the Green Energy Toilet and becomes even more loaded with debt, unaffordable electricity and massive scandals involving Green Energy back room buddies and a Government so twisted in it’s own dysfunction that now we just have a “DELETE the EMAILS” type of culture at Queen’s Park!
From large Wind Companies suing citizens over their criticism of those company’s construction methods (Eagles Nest Removal) to Energy Companies pushing INSANE, COSTLY and basically USELESS ideas on Rural Ontarians one can make the case for a MORATORIUM on all energy projects until some sanity is brought back into our political system, specially at the Municipal level.
Without the citizen’s Municipality’s Councils agreeing to these idiotic plans like the one being mentioned here, there would be no crisis in our Energy Sector.
There is a movement afoot across Ontario’s rural townships where local Councils are now under the microscope of the public and some hard questions are being asked which can only lead to the veil of secrecy behind deals such as this one being torn off!
As you look at the nice shiny picture of this “pumped storage project” being jammed down Marmora Citizens throats without any public discussion notice that the people’s homes and streets and schools and stores aren’t shown in this picture.
If you visit this town this summer you will notice that under the massive dam lies the town of Marmora.
Get there quick before it’s built because once it is…the whole damn town will become a Disaster Area!…………..you’ve seen the OPP ad where the copper near the Hydro dam says “Stay Back?”………………well if he was in Marmora he would be saying …….“Stay Out”!
4. Marmora Pumped Storage: A simulated waterfall five times the height of Niagara Falls will be used to store and generate electricity.
How it works: Surplus electricity drawn from Ontario’s grid will be used to pump water from a lower reservoir (a former mining pit in Marmora, Ont.) to an upper reservoir, which acts as a giant battery. When the power is needed, the water will fall back down into the lower reservoir, passing through generators. It will be able to supply 400 MW of electricity at a time—enough to power 40,000 homes.
Why it’s a game changer: It would be the largest pumped storage plant of its kind in Canada and the first to repurpose an old mining site. John Wright, executive director of business development for the company behind the project, Northland Power, says it will also bring jobs and tourism to Marmora. “It’s sort of a dream project.”
Status: Northland is currently awaiting a contract from the provincial government. If that falls into place, it will take another year and a half to secure necessary permits plus four years of construction.
Cost: $700 million