Ontario implements wind program

March was a big month for wind energy in Ontario.

The Melancthon I Wind Farm went online on March 4, according to Renewable Energy Access. The $126 million project will provide enough power for 25,000 a year.

In the meantime, the Ontario Power Authority and the Ontario Energy Board said they would implement their “Standard Offer Program for Small Generators,” which creates a fixed price system for selling wind power to the grid. You can read the press release here, or read a news story here.

But make sure you check out this editorial, which says the program will hit consumers with “excessive costs.” And take a look at the Windbiz blog, where Keith Hays has some questions about the program.

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