This buyer’s guide to stand-alone
wind energy systems will help
you decide if wind energy is
a viable option for you. The
• give you some very basic
theory on how wind
• give you pointers to
determine how much
power you need
• help you do a rough assessment
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of energy in the world. The wind power industry
creates new jobs, offsets emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants, and enhances security of
Wind power has also become a big business, generating billions of dollars in revenue every year. The leading
Small wind turbines – ranging from “mini” or “micro” battery-charging models under 1 kW to 300 kW tower-mounted turbines – are becoming increasingly accessible through major retail outlets.
Canadians are taking a new look at renewable
energy technologies. Some of these technologies, such as those
that generate hydroelectricity, are familiar sights in parts of Canada.
Others, such as the technologies used to generate electricity from
the wind and sun, are less common, but are seen more frequently
today than even ten years ago.
" Canada has over 300 remote communities with a total population of about 200, 000. These communities, ... , are not connected to the North American electrical grip or piped natural gas network and are permanent or long-term (at least 5-year) settlements with at least ten permanent residences. "
BC Hydro Standing Offer Program – Standard Form EPA
STANDARD FORM ELECTRICITY PURCHASE AGREEMENT
STANDING OFFER PROGRAM
Revised: February 26, 2009
THIS ELECTRICITY PURCHASE AGREEMENT (“EPA”) is made as of •, 20___ (the “Effective Date”)
The Coming Energy Revolution