Ontario’s IESO ineptitude in managing Ontario’s electricity supply is displayed in an article from the Lucknow Sentinel, IESO’s designation of Huron-Kinloss as potential host for green energy projects forces township to reaffirm its no wind turbine stance.
The local council noted a change in the IESO’s classification of the area’s transmission capability in determining where to force more industrial wind turbines (the same change I posted on April 14th)
“We can say that we are not a willing host, but what does that mean at the end of the day? Nothing because the contracts are let out by the IESO,” Twolan said, following the council meeting. “We’ve always said we’re not a willing host. We passed that a long, long time ago, but the new map that came out, it changes all the time and we had no input into that. And it doesn’t matter that we passed that we’re a non-willing host, they can still put that in there.”
Of 5 recent, and totally needless, industrial wind contracts awarded by the IESO, 3 went to communities that had actively announced themselves opposed.
So why the change in status?
Chuck Farmer, the IESO director of stakeholder and public affairs, said…
“I do understand their concern and I do want to stress that this is an assessment of transmission capabilities — so an assessment of the system ability and not a statement of any community stance,” Farmer said in a phone interview on April 27.
He said the redesignation occurred because previous projects slated for the area are now no longer moving forward, which freed up space on the system.
“That creates an indication there maybe room on the transmission system to connect some more projects in the area,” he said.
Farmer said he couldn’t elaborate on the disbanded wind projects previously set for the area.
This doesn’t suggest Farmer is capable of elaborating on any subject.
He uses the same logic as what my friend Parker Gallant calls Lucy math – you plan on spending what you don’t have on something you don’t need, decide you don’t need it after-all, and spend the fictitious savings from the decision on something else you don’t need.
The area is a stupid place for more industrial wind, and, unlike a well-paid IESO drone, I can support my claim.