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Ontario plans to convert some of the coal burning units to produce 2 terrawatt hours (TWh) annually from biomass

Ontario energy consumption(2005)

These figures are from different sources and use different base years but they give an approximate idea of how much energy Ontario requires.

 
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Hydro-electric

Capacity (MW)

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Chaudière Grinder Sluiceway Generation

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In Service...

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Electric power may need to be stored when there is excess power available so that it can be released when needed. Stanislav Pejovic, in a recent seminar, proposed that we need as much storage capacity as the amount of intermittent renewables to provide for those days when there is no wind or sun. Although with widely distributed grids this is less likely to happen, it is certainly something to ponder.

There are a variety of ways that this can be done ...

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Professor Donald Sadoway, the inventor of a version of the liquid metal battery.

"Batteries are an attractive option for grid-scale energy storage applications because of their small footprint and flexible siting. A high-temperature (700 °C) magnesium–antimony (Mg||Sb) liquid metal battery comprising a negative...

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