I tracked the wind farm production from 1am on the 23rd of July 2007 until noon July 25th 2007.
At 9am today the four wind farms in Ont. with a total capacity of 396 MWs were producing zero MWs of electricity.
Over the 60 hrs. they produced a total of 1140 MWs. or 19 MWs per hr. which is about 4.8% of the plated capacity.
Many of those hours no electricity was produced and many more were in the 1 to 8 MW range.
The best production was on July 23 between the hrs. of 1am and 6am., the very time when power consumption is at its lowest.
Even though we may not require the power between 1am and 6am we must still buy it at a premium price.
Wind power started as an experiment and has since turned into, thanks to Enron, an investment scheme that has cost taxpayers billions and ruined the lives of the people living near the wind farms.