Ontario Wind Turbines
Ontario’s Energy Policy will affect every person in Ontario.
The following provides a summary of the energy policy that is being implemented by the Ontario Government.
Pictures are of wind projects in Ontario.
More information is provided under the tabs above.
Over the next 20 years, your household will pay an additional $40,000 for electricity.
The money is to pay for the cost of wind energy fuel that will add $110,000,000,000.00 to our electrical bills.
Ontario is building 6736 Wind Turbines
About 1800 are built with about 4900 more to go.
Ontario, however, already has too much electricity from water, nuclear and gas and doesn’t need energy from wind.
Ontario has the highest electricity rates in North America.
The Liberals pay more for wind energy than any other province/state in N. America.
Less than 3% of our electricity comes from wind, yet 50% of our bill pays for wind energy.
Ontario hydro consumers pay for a hydro debt that was paid off in 2010.
Ontario is the only province/state that charges a tax (HST) on hydro.
Ontario is the only province/state that charges delivery and regulatory fees.
Your hydro rates will continue to increase every May and October to pay for wind energy.
In 2004, you paid 4.7 cents per kilowatt.
Today you pay 15-22 cents per kilowatt. To verify, divide the total (including HST) on your hydro bill by your usage.
Compare our rates to: 4.8 cents in Montreal, 5.45 cents in Chicago and 8.12 cents in Detroit.
Manufacturing is leaving Ontario citing expensive electricity and limited opportunities.
To name a few: Caterpiller (2 plants), United Steel. Heinz, Bicks, International Trucking, General Motors, Navistar.
Kellogg’s is laying off employees in Ontario.
Large manufacturers are seeing their hydro costs increasing by $3-10,000,000 a year.
Ontario lost 50,000 jobs in October, 2013 (StatsCan), plus 300,000 since 2006.
Gone are the days of beautiful Ontario….
Wind turbines towering as high as 300 ft., are intrusive and will affect over 4800 sq. miles in Ontario
Every Great Lakes coastline will have 1,000-2,000 wind turbines.
Tourism will diminish, property values will decrease, wildlife and fowl will be negatively affected.
The Liberal wind energy policy is supported by the NDP; but is convoluted and wastes our money
Without Wind Turbines, our hydro would be one of the cheapest in North America.
“Ontario is probably the worst electricity market in the world,”
says Pierre-Olivier Pineau, an associate professor and electricity market expert at the University of Montreal’s HEC business school.
- Nuclear, hydro, & gas is cheap, reliable, clean energy but, wind has priority.
- At 3-4 times the price, wind energy is too expensive, unreliable, available only about 20-30% of the time (sometimes as low as 10%).
- Wind needs back energy. For every kilowatt of wind power, we need one kilowatt of backup energy fuel, that could otherwise be our initial source.
- Ontario has so much electricity that we pay the USA & Quebec to take it off our hands or, when permitting, charge them 1/4 cents per kw. The loss is then charged back to Ontario hydro consumers.
- Quebec turns around and sells our hydro at cheap rates to the New England states and makes a substantial profit.
- When there is too much electricity Ontario pays $1 million dollars a day to take a nuclear plant off-line, ($45 million so far in 2013); diverts the water at Niagara Falls and pays wind companies to shut down their turbines.
- Ontario pays gas plants to run continually in backup mode for wind energy.
- The first weekend in August, Ontario lost $10 million because of the highly windy days resulting in unexpected energy to the grid. The same situation occurred on November 9 & 10, where Ontario lost another $20 million. These losses are charged back to Ontario hydro consumers.
- Effective September 11, 2013, Ontario agreed to pay Wind Energy companies $200,000 per MW NOT to supply their wind energy to the grid, because it’s “cheaper” than paying the USA & Quebec to use it. Since then, the Liberals continue to approve new wind farm projects on a weekly basis.
- Because wind is unreliable and unpreditable, the staff at the IESO continually manipulate the grid on an hourly basis, by shutting down, or starting up, the nuclear, gas or hydro plants or sending the excess off to the states.
- These constant changes to the grid are prone to error and Ontario’s grid wasn’t built to handle such.
- Experts say that we better be prepared for frequent and long blackouts or worse, as in complete failure of our energy grid resulting in a devastating blackout.
The Liberals are telling you we have an energy crisis & need renewable energy.
They are providing a solution for an environmental problem that doesn’t exist.
Ontario has clean air. When is the last time your heard about poor air quality in this province?
Ontario has clean and excess energy fuel with our nuclear, hydro (water) and gas. (Natural gas is a clean fuel.)
Ontario’s economy is shrinking and electricity use has decreased by 6% since 2006.
Ontario doesn’t need smart meters or “time of use” rates.
The Liberals subsidize wind energy at a rate equivalent to $1000 per barrel of oil.
Does this make sense to you??
The Liberals (& NDP’s) accommodate the 100 registered lobbyists at Queens Park who represent wind energy companies.
This has been going on for years. In 2004, the Liberals awarded Mike Crawley, the Ontario President for the Liberals, a wind energy contract that guarantees his company $66,000 a day for a total of $1/2 Billion dollars.
The Wind Industry held a fundraising event for Kathleen Wynne in April 2013.
Those who promote Wind Energy, such as the Liberals, NDP, David Suzuki, Greenpeace, Pembina Institute, Environmental Defence, Friends of the Wind and CANWEA are supported by Wind Energy companies and benefit financially from these companies.
The PC’s are not in favour of wind energy. They introduce Private Member bills (ex. Bill 138) to reduce energy costs, but are out voted by the Liberals and NDP every time.
Ten minutes of research on the Internet will tell you that wind turbines are nothing more than big money for billion dollar companies, big money for environmentalists and big money for politicians with no advantages to the Ontario people.
Wolfe Island before & after the Liberal’s energy policies
Wind Farms slated for Ontario
Wind verses Nuclear
- The map below is of one of many wind projects approved for the area east of Grand Bend and north of London.
- It is approximately 34 km long and 16 km wide with a footprint of over 500 sq. kilometers compared to the nuclear footprint of 9 sq. kilometers.
- It will have 63 wind turbines with a total maximum output of 102 megawatts (MW) per hour.
- Applying efficiency factor of 30%, actual output will be 30 MW per hour.
- Ontario average usage is 18,000 MW per hour.
- Nuclear provides approximately l0,000 MW every hour 24/7.
- This wind project with a massive footprint has the potential of providing .16% (1/6th of one percent) our energy needs.
In 10-20 years
- Niagara Falls hydro generator is 100 years old, but wind turbines are good for only 10-20 years.
- Each turbine construction consists of 800 tonnes of cement for support, approximately 250 tonnes of unrecyclable materials, 700 litres of hydraulic fuel and, 600 kilograms of rare earth metals.
Multiply these numbers by 6736 and Ontario is facing a potential ecological conundrum.
- The are no monetary guarantees to ensure these turbines will be dismantled as wind companies are not required to post any bond.
It is estimated that a turbine, depending on size, will cost $400,000 to $1,000,000 to dismantle.
- Given that wind companies are predominantly foreign, can change ownership or, go bankrupt, it is quite realistic to expect 100′s or 1,000′s of dead turbines in 20 years.
- The Liberals have no plans as to where to dispose these materials, nor have indicated that wind companies will be responsible for the costs of building the landfill sites or depots.
- One can only assume, that the cost to dispose 6736 turbines will be covered by the people of Ontario.
In 10-20 years, we could be faced with a landscape of old, rusted out, broken down turbines.