The main difference: timing. Wind is now the cheapest source of energy.
Ontario invested in wind as an “early adopter” of the technology and paid a premium to get renewables onto the system before it was cost effective. That is what drove prices up. Wind is now the cheapest source of energy.
Like any other new technology, it’s expensive when it’s new but it matures and gets better and cheaper and that’s what has happened with wind. It now makes good financial sense to invest in wind and we will also have the means to store it before it comes online.
The world knows about this. The markets and the experts know about this. Wind is inexpensive and 2019 is the time to plan investments in it. Have a look…
"The price of wind energy being sold in long-term contracts is at an all-time low." - U.S. Dept of Energy. The profile for wind generation in Saint John, based on 5+ years of research, is exceptional.#poweringourfuture #wind #renewableenergy https://t.co/8aSui1U4xX— Saint John Energy (@SJENERGY) August 29, 2019
“This project provides SaskPower with the lowest cost renewable energy in Canada for 25 years". Renewables are smart investments in a rapidly evolving energy market. SJEnergy is growing through smart investments.#PoweringOurFuture #renewableenergy https://t.co/mIQ46TZZEh— Saint John Energy (@SJENERGY) August 22, 2019
"@SJENERGY currently buys electricity from @NB_Power at an average cost of $90/MWh ... an electricity supply auction in Alberta yielded the lowest rate ever paid for wind energy at $27/MWh"— Nick Cameron (@culturehub) July 16, 2019
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