Electricity in the Future

Electricity in the Future
Posted on January 20, 2018 | Edward Farnworth | Written on January 20, 2018
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

The move to get more electric cars on the road has me worried.

Maybe I just don’t understand. One day I hear that we have so much electricity that we have to sell excess to other jurisdictions. But we in Ontario also at the same time pay, if not the highest, very high electricity rates. Much of our hydro bill is due to debt we have incurred over the years to increase capacity to satisfy demand. Then I hear that eventually we all are going to drive electric cars. If that happens, it means we will need even more electric capacity, so we need to build more hydro-electric facilities, more solar energy farms, more windmills, or more nuclear plants. Based on our record to predict demand and capacity in the past, I worry.

About The Author

Edward (Ted) Farnworth is a retired scientist who worked for the federal department of Agriculture. He enjoys writing, has a website Medicinal Food News that helps consumers understand the ever changing field of food... More