copied and pasted from our local newspaper:
With the approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), City Council must now decide whether to move forward with the wind farm, which would carry an approximate cost of $25 million to the City.
The project consists of four, 2-megawatt (MW) wind turbines, which would generate enough electricity for about 3,000 Medicine Hat residences. It would be located on the east side of Box Springs Road near the City’s northern boundary.
YIKES. So Math whizzes - how long will it take those 3000 residences to save enough money on their electric bill to match the 25 million dollar price tag?
If it's 25 million to develop the land, purchase the turbines, tie it into the grid for FOUR turbines, how much will it cost to put up as many as needed for the whole city? for Calgary? for Toronto? How much does it cost to maintain them after the 25 million dollar start up? Are you prepared to carry the cost for this?