Good points you make on wind generation in comments NL Ex Pat.
Timely too as I heard, on CBC radio this morning, that an Ontario company is announcing tomorrow two projects in the province. One on the Island and one in Labrador. They are keeping quite at moment as to what communities will be involved.
It would be great if it is Nain, but I would think not. I have lobbied the council a couple of times to look at wind generation, no response from them.
Several years ago two companies did put in proposals, one company from Norway and another from St.John’s. The Norway proposal was the best imo, alas they were trying to deal with all the hoops and ladders from Norway, they just faded away. The St.John’s proposal made it through the Provincial hoops but was rejected by council for a number of reasons. The footprint was too large, 15 towers and generators to produce the same amount of power as one unit in the Norway proposal. The plateau where the towers were to go would have needed a road up very steep terrain, plus the area was used for substance hunting and gathering. The company had not done any feasibility studies, and they did not have a commitment from NLH to by the power produced. Very amateurish.
I do think wind generation is the way of the future, sooner rather than later, so your comments have re kindled my lobby juices to pursue this again.