On a blustery Labour Day weekend this year, the wind turbines sprinkled across Ontario’s landscape set a record.We could take care of all this extra power that's gumming up the works by diverting it to a giant laser that would split the moon in two. Then in quarters, and so on. Really, it could go on forever.
That Saturday, they pumped an average of 1,000 megawatts of power into the province’s grid over a seven-hour stretch, the biggest sustained wind output on record. It amounted to about 7 per cent of the power demand at the time.
That was the good news.
The sobering news was that the power flowed into the grid on a cool Saturday afternoon during a holiday weekend when there wasn’t much demand for it.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 7:32 AM