Yet Another Peak Hour and Ontario Survived it Thanks to Gas Plants

Yesterday (August 23, 2021) Ontario experienced another warm day with the temperature reaching 31 C in Toronto but that was 10 degrees less than the record high of July 10, 1936 when it reached 41 C.  Nevertheless, we achieved another “peak hour” with electricity demand reaching 22,309 MW at hour 17 (ending) making it the # 2 peak hour so far in 2021.

Wind (424 MW) and solar (141 MW) at that hour provided us with 2.5% of total demand and those gas generators supplied 26.5% of our demand (5,912 MW) which we needed or ratepayers of both Class A and B would have experienced blackouts or rolling brownouts.

Ratepayers of both Classes should press the 30 municipalities (telling the Ford Government to close those gas plants due to the OCAA’s [Ontario Clean Air Alliance] travelling minstrel show), to have second thoughts and rescind their council’s request to close those gas plants.

Author: parkergallantenergyperspectivesblog

Retired international banker.

One thought on “Yet Another Peak Hour and Ontario Survived it Thanks to Gas Plants”

  1. Here is some good stuff from Sweden. Word Translate is doing a very good translation job.
    1.1 Cow in the meadow
    A mathematician, a biologist and a climate scientist on a first-time visit to Sweden took a taxi from Sturup Airport towards Lund. A few kilometers from the airfield, the car passed a meadow where a cow of Swedish lowland breed went grazing. “Look,” said the climate scientist, “The Swedish cows are black and white”. The biologist expressed himself more cautiously: “The Swedish cow that we have seen is black and white”. The most cautious, however, was the mathematician, who only seemed able to conclude: “The Swedish cow that we have seen is black and white on the side that we have seen”.
    There’s more than one side to most things in the world. The sustainability of the conclusions we draw from what we see largely depends on how comprehensively we are able to analyze our observations. Our all-roundness, in turn, is influenced by factors such as education, experiences, needs, outlook on life, and more. In addition, we all tend to see only what we want to see and to turn a blind eye to what we do not want to see.
    This book deals with different ways of looking at the scientific problems and measurement data that have been linked to the climate issue. That is why one of the science representatives in the anecdote above has been made a climate scientist. The fact that the climate scientist has had to stand for the first and obviously hasty conclusion is a meanness on my part.

    Translated from Swedish using Word. From “Falskt Alarm” by Gösta Petterson.

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