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Oldest commercial wind farm in Canada headed for scrapyard after 23 years

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https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/13/wind-power-fails-in-canada-a-23-year-life-span-not-likely-to-be-replaced/


Who would'a thunk it?       :rolleyes: :rolleyes: 
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Oldest commercial wind farm in Canada headed for scrapyard after 23 years

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https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/13/wind-power-fails-in-canada-a-23-year-life-span-not-likely-to-be-replaced/


Who would'a thunk it?       :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Did this project EVER become profitable?   I'd like to see how much money it made, or MWH or power, and how much it cost to build.   That much ought to be the show-stopper for the next one.
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Did this project EVER become profitable?   I'd like to see how much money it made, or MWH or power, and how much it cost to build.   That much ought to be the show-stopper for the next one.


It would take large scales government subsidies to keep going like in the U.S. 
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Did this project EVER become profitable?   I'd like to see how much money it made, or MWH or power, and how much it cost to build.   That much ought to be the show-stopper for the next one.

Wait, you thought "Green Energy" was about producing actual usable energy? :biggrin:
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Did this project EVER become profitable?   I'd like to see how much money it made, or MWH or power, and how much it cost to build.   That much ought to be the show-stopper for the next one.

I think the fact it is shutting down after just 23 years answers your question. If it was profitable it would be worth refurbishing.
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I think the fact it is shutting down after just 23 years answers your question. If it was profitable it would be worth refurbishing.
Without govt subsidy, they'll all eventually be shuttered. Good Fuckin Riddance to the Fowl Cuisinart.
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They haven't given up quite yet.  Everywhere I looked, I could not find anything related to actual electricity production, production costs, maintenance costs - nothing that tells whether or not they earned a single Canadian dollar.

What I did find, was a document, a study on the adverse effects of wind turbines.
http://www.transalta.com/sites/default/files/Wind%20turbine%20sound%20and%20health%20effects%20report.pdf
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The aerodynamic noise tends to be modulated in the mid frequency range, approximately 500 to 1,000 Hz.
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As higher frequency vibrations attenuate rapidly, it is low frequencies which are of potential concern to human health.
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Unfortunately, this lack of effect has not been addressed by those who have suggested the mechanical vibration response of the body instead of the acoustic response as a potential health consequence. This oversight has led to inaccurate conclusions. For example, Dr. Nina Pierpont bases one of her key hypotheses for the cause of “wind turbine syndrome” on such an egregious error (Pierpont, 2009, pre-publication draft). Although not a recognized medical diagnosis, “wind turbine syndrome” has been raised as a concern for proposed
projects
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Head vibration resulting from low frequency sound has been suggested as a possible cause of a variety of symptoms that some hypothesize as being associated with wind turbines. In order to properly assess this hypothesis, this section addresses the human vestibular system.  The “vestibular system” comprises the sense organs in the vestibular labyrinth, in which there are five tiny sensory organs: three semicircular canals that detect head rotation and two chalk-crystal-studded organs called otoliths (literally “ear-stones”) that detect tilt and linear motion of the head. All five organs contain hair cells, like those in the cochlea, that convert motion into nerve impulses traveling to the brain in the vestibular nerve.

Reminds me of a guy & wife living off the grid, solar panels and a small 250-500w turbine, which was spinning very fast... it was like a groundhog thumper, the pitch could be heard throughout his dome house - they shut it down at night.  It was driving his wife crazy.

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They are trying to rebuild the site, looking for "investors" and government grants.  To help it get built, they will:

Cap tar sand production
Cap carbon dioxide emissions
Cap methane emissions

and ... give out government grants, force you to buy a portion of wind generated electricity at a premium.

They expect to have a capacity of 1% wind generating capacity soon.  Makes sense, you're sitting on a HUGE oil & gas deposit which has funded and fueled economic growth for decades - MEH!  Throw that away.
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