15 June 2017

Sucking and Blowing

“TransAlta is very interested in repowering this site. Unfortunately, right now, it’s not economically feasible,” Wayne Oliver, operations supervisor for TransAlta’s wind operations in Pincher Creek and Fort Macleod, said in an interview. "We’re anxiously waiting to see what incentives might come from our new government. Alberta is an open market and the wholesale price when it’s windy is quite low, so there’s just not the return on investment in today’s situation. So, if there is an incentive, we’d jump all over that.”

I’ll bet they would. Does anyone need any more proof that wind power just isn’t economically feasible on large scales without subsidies?


Bill Elder said...

The wind array in crowsnest pass has been largely idle much of it's 20 year existence - every time I pass it less than 10% of the windmills are operating....there was a period there or 2 or 3 years when they were all off line

L said...

This is the area settled by my grandparents in the 1880s. The ranches there are quite windy, so this proof positive that wind farms are a crock.

Anonymous said...

old white guys says...............meaning we want more money for not producing anything.

Neo Conservative said...

the games that politicians and corporations play... the wheel is always gaffed.