Comment 93048

By Anemoi (anonymous) | Posted October 08, 2013 at 23:45:42 in reply to Comment 93043

Not an argument against wind, but certainly a mark against is the intermittent nature of supply (eg. it tends to be comparatively less windy at night), finite province-wide capacity (around 1,700 megawatts, compared to peak demand of 25K-27K megawatts) and often negligible production levels (eg. at time of posting, 289 megawatts of that 1,700, less power than is being presently being generated by coal).

In short, I suspect that you can't get around having a redundant power system as a failsafe, whether that system is nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, biomass or some combination thereof.

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