Victoria has a few wind-power projects going or recently completed.  I am not 
convinced they are any good outside a small to medium sized town, a city of 1 - (NY 
sized) would not be practical.  I am concerned about it here because we have an 
abundance of coal and natural gas, talking about alternatives like solar and wind 
seems irrelevant.

Clifford M Dubery

----- Original Message -----
From: Marc A. Schindler
Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2002 18:04
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Subject: [ZION] wind power

Thought those of you who keep track of alternative energy might be
interested in this article:

[Toronto] Globe and Mail 29/10/02.
<<http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate?current_row=1&tf=tgam/search/tgam/SearchFullStory.html&cf=tgam/search/tgam/SearchFullStory.cfg&configFileLoc=tgam/config&encoded_keywords=transalta+plans&option=&start_row=1&start_row_offset1=&num_rows=1&search_results_start=1&query=transalta+plans>>

Ironic that Alberta, which is by far the country's largest oil (and
coal) producer, also leads the country in wind power. Most of them are
those big Vestas 3-blade turbines. The place names in the chart at the
end of the article may not mean anything to those outside Alberta, but
Hillspring (a Mormon town), Pincher Creek and the Peigan Reserve are in
the "exit barrel" of tremendous winds that come pouring through the
Kicking Horse Pass. Note that some of the projects exceed 20 MW; we're
talking serious wind energy here.

--
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

Guns don’t kill people; people with guns kill people

Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the
author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the
author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author
may be associated.

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