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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Screw a compact fluorescent not Galloo!

Galloo Island Wind Farm - How Important to NY's Energy Future?

When the 100 MW Galloo Island Wind Farm gets plugged-in every electron it produces will be transmitted downstate. Future demand for electricity in New York is about meeting downstate needs, not upstate.

Any wind farm in New York is lucky if they average one-third of rated capacity. For the Galloo project it would mean producing 289,000 MWh each year.

How will this production help meet New York's downstate electric need? Better yet, what would downstate households have to do to reduce demand so that we would not have to despoil Galloo Island with 30, 500+ ft high wind turbines?

If each downstate household (4.8 million) replaced a single 60 watt incandescent light bulb with a 10 watt compact fluorescent for three hours of daily use, it would save more electricity than that produced by the proposed Galloo Island project.

Why ruin a unique Lake Ontario island habitat if it could be saved by having downstate households replace a single light bulb.


Anonymous said...

Vert good and pertinent question.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Surely making a mess of Galloo and screwing lakeshore resident's sunset views has got to mean more than replacing one damn light bulb downstate.