Over the last 4 days, Ontario's 4400MW of installed wind capacity haven't managed to generate much more than 1300 MW. In fact, from Ontario's energy mix, here's how great those "renewables" are doing This is what they're putting out as of 12:45 PM today. Wind- 636 MW, Solar-145MW, biofuel, 121 MW. Gas alone is generating 2402 MW of power. Meanwhile hydro is cranking out 4500 MW and nuclear is putting out 11000 MW.
Let's take a little closer look at the numbers. Ontario has 4800MW of installed wind capacity, yet it's only generating 636MW right now. It also has 2300MW of installed solar capacity, only generating 145 MW right now. That 145 MW is the highest output from solar over the last 4 days. Over the same 4 day period wind power hasn't even cracked 1300 MW. If Ontario were running solely on sunshine and unicorn farts, we'd be so f*cked right now.
Update: here are the generation totals as of 1:45 PM today. Wind-669MW, solar 161MW, bio-fuel- 120MW. But gas is up to 2658MW. Nuclear, hydro and natgas are providing power to the equivalent of 13.5 million homes. Wind, solar and bio-fuels are supplying the equivalent of just 700,000 homes.
Last edited by petros; Dec 3rd, 2019 at 02:06 PM..