Canada: Welcome to Green maths Wonderland…
Where 91% failure = ‘marginal success’.
A wind turbine pilot project at a GO station in Mississauga, built for $620,000, is producing 91 per cent less electricity than originally projected.
The turbine, unveiled at Lisgar GO station in April 2009, was expected to produce 98,550 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year — enough to power 80 per cent of the station’s electricity needs.
More than four years later, it is only producing around 9,000 kWh per year, or about 9 per cent of projections.
That’s enough electricity to power a single typical household in Toronto for nine months.
Metrolinx blamed “inconsistent localized wind levels” and new development in the area for the turbine’s underperformance. A spokeswoman still called it a “marginal success.”
Along the lines of Hitler’s ‘marginal victory’ in World War II.
Update: And in breaking news from the US, the City of Ellensburg learns something…