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enviralment Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 10:39 AM
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55. Can't base-load with wind.
Here's the problem JPak.
The difference between output and capability. In Ontario we have wind providing, on an average day about 0.08% of our energy. That is actual output of all the wind turbines in the province. The 'capacity' of wind in the province is about 5%. Wind,being intermittent can only produce about 20% of its capacity, making it an unreliable source for base-load power. Wind and renewables are great for residential and small commercial energy needs. But it doesn't compare with the ability of nuclear.
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