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Whither Industrial Wind?  

Author:  | Denmark, General, Germany, Grid, Ontario, U.S.


A, B and C: introductory remarks providing context to the rest of the pages.

D and E: information about Ontario’s electricity system. Some of the issues discussed are of relevance to any country, state or province. E has been updated as a result of the changes shown in D2.

D2: updates D with analysis using actual production information by plant type from Ontario’s Integrated Power Supply Plan that I have just become aware of. There are differences in detail and I provide more information and analyses.

F: addresses the situation in the US and sets the stage for the following material.

G: the total funding for the planned wind plants in Ontario with comments on how this could be directed to other important societal issues.

H: wind industry claims about the number of homes powered by wind plants.

I: the situation in Denmark and current EU energy policies.

J: “Germany, a Case Study”: important performance characteristics of wind plants and how they affect the overall electricity system.

K: the organizations whose documents have been reviewed in the research conducted. The associated page shows detailed references by document.

L: preliminary version of the upper limits for wind power in an electricity system.

M: offshore wind considerations.

N: summary of the major drivers that cause a country, state or province to consider implementation of wind plants.

Future pages will include other concerns, such as impact on wildlife, local environment, health, noise, safety, tourism, aesthetics, property values, and divisiveness within communities?

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