Archive for October, 2009

New Connection to Quebec

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

An upgraded transmission line to Quebec has just been completed. From Hydro One: “Monday October 19th
at 2 p.m. the A41T and A42T (Hawthorne x Outaouais) circuits were declared ready for full commercial
transactions between Ontario and Quebec. This brings the full interconnection capacity to 1200 MW.”

Wind and Tourism

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Many people in my community depend on tourism for their livelihood. So naturally, opponents of wind energy like to claim that a wind farm will drive tourists away. But is this really true?

The Big Picture

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Wind power cannot be considered in isolation from other sources of power. It is not a question wind, or no wind. It is a question of wind, or something else. And the relative impacts of the various alternative sources of power is an important consideration.

Letter from Wind Landowner

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Doug and Tracy Rogers are landowners on a 6 turbine wind farm my firm owns on southern Lake Huron. They also own a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, and have watched the discussions about wind in the Bruce Peninsula Press with some puzzlement. After all, they live near wind turbines, and are quite happy they do. The experience of a real landowner will be useful to our understanding of the possibilities offered by wind.