Brian Zinchuk: On Aug. 17 Alberta’s now 28 wind farms combined were putting out less power than Boundary Dam Unit 3 with carbon capture

You would think if they just keep building more wind farms, as both Alberta and now Saskatchewan are doing, they should be spread out enough that if it’s not windy one place, there would be power coming from another.

And you would be wrong.

Sure, that might happen on an average day. But several times this year, as I’ve reported, it’s not windy in all the places Alberta has placed its 28 wind farms. And remember, wind farms are only positioned in places where the wind is expected to blow consistently. It turns out Alberta’s wind is consistently inconsistent.