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   However, in this one I talk with Irvine Mills, a long time contributor to the Diner Blog, who also runs his own blog, The Easiest Person to Fool.  .  Irv is a recently retired Electrician for Ontario Hydro, the Electric Power Authority in Ontario Canada.  His career spanned 31 years as he moved up the ranks from Trainee to Foreman and finally Manager for his district.  He lives nearby one of the Nuke Plants he was responsible for in Kincardine, on the shore of the Great Lake they call Huron.  Not Gitchee Gumee (Lake Superior), that's to the north.  lol.



   Great Lakes maps



    



   As reservoirs of Fresh Water go, the Great Lakes are among the very largest sources in the world.




      Fresh Water Around the World

   




  •          The Antarctic ice sheet holds about 90 percent of the fresh water that exists on the Earth’s surface. The ice sheet covers approximately 8.7 million square miles. The Greenland ice sheet also contains large volumes of fresh water. These two ice sheets account for more than 99 percent of the fresh water ice on the planet.
          


  •          The American Great Lakes account for 21 percent of the Earth’s surface fresh water.
          


  •          Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the deepest, oldest freshwater lake in the world. It holds about 20 percent of the Earth’s unfrozen surface fresh water, the largest volume in the world.
          


  •          Lake Victoria, which spreads across the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
          


  •          Africa’s Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest freshwater lake, and holds the second largest volume of fresh water. It’s the longest lake, and extends across Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
          




    



   Of course, this water is not quite as "Fresh" as it used to be, given the amount of manufacturng that has gone on since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Oil.  You all have heard I trust about the water issues in Flint, MI, which is just the most famous of communities curently with Pollution problems dating well back into the Industrial era.  All the Great Lakes have this problem to one extent or another, as do the other Big Lakes like Baikal in Mother Russia and Victoria in Africa.  The big Ice Sheets of Antartica and Greenland where MOST of the Global Fresh Wter is stored aren't too polluted, but that is real difficult water to access.  Like close to impossible.



   The water in Lake Baikal is not all that useful either, because so much of it is down DEEP.  It would take a shit load of energy to pump that water back UP, to make it useful for say farmland irrigation.  Of all these big fresh water reservoirs, because of quirks of Geography and how the continents migrated over the millenia, the Great Lakes are probably the MOST useful fresh water supply, but even they have their limitations.  You couldn't for instance pump the water in a pipeline to Arizona to irrigate that desert, it's too far and it's uphill.  Again, this is energy prohibitive to try.



   However, right around the Great Lakes area, it's a gret source of water for irrigation, so that locality shouldn't be going dry anytime too soon regardless of how the weather patterns change.  It still does take some energy to pump this water to the fields though, of course.



   The sceond area this enormous supply of water has is as a source of energy in the form of Hydroelectric Power, because from where it feeds in to where it finally makes its way to Sea Level, it cascades downward from one lake to the next and the Energy of that falling water can be harvested all along the way.  You all are familiar of course with one of the bigger waterfalls, Niagara.



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   Although Niagara is dumping the most water and produces the most electricity, there are locations where the water drops even further, just not in such copious amounts.  These plants produce quite a significant amount of energy, enough to powere their own locality, if it were wired up that way, which currently it is not.  At the top of the article you ill find an image of just such a plant, although that one is in Oz, not Canada.  Irv explains how this works in our discussion.



   A closer look at Canada's nuclear plants | CBC News Finally, the copious amount of water in the region is useful for proving the Coolin that the Nuke Plants need not to oveerheat and in worst case scenarios, Meltdown.  this hs its downsides of course too, since there is the potential for contamination of the water supply as well as possible damage to the ecosystem.  The fishies living in the lake may not appreciate taking a Hot Water bath.  We discuss these issues as well along the way in this week's Collapse Cafe.



   All in all, when you consider the relatively low population density of the Great White North of Canada, their current supply of Hydroelectric Power and Nuke Power and the fact they do have their own supply of Fossil Fuels and they are in the right location on the globe to withstand substantial Global Warming, it's probably one of the best plaes on earth left ot be living.  If I didn't live in another great one, the Last Great Frontier of Alaska, I would consider migrating there myself.



   Below you will find a table with links to the current Electric Pow generating plants in Canada:



    



   In the coming weeks, we will be discussing further topics of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization that are of interest to the Collapse Aware (aka Kollapsnik), beginning with a favorite topic of mine, FOOD.  Here is a snippet from one of the upcoming videos:



   



    



   Nuclear



   Nuclear power accounts for roughly 60% of Ontario's power generation, and represents the baseload of its power supply [1]. The government plans to maintain nuclear power's role in energy generation through to 2025. Ontario currently has 16 nuclear units in operation. These reactors amount to 11,400 MW of generation capacity and are located at three sites. The stations were constructed by the provincial Crown corporation, Ontario Hydro. In April 1999 Ontario Hydro was split into 5 component Crown corporations with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) taking over all electrical generating stations.
















































   

            Name
         

            Location
         

            Capacity (MW)
         

            Date
         

            Owner
         

            Ref
         

            Bruce Nuclear Generating Station
         

            44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W
         

            6,276
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation (operated under contract by Bruce Power)
         

            [2]
         

            Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
         

            43°52′22″N 78°43′11″W
         

            3,524
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [3]
         

            Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
         

            43°48′42″N 79°03′57″W
         

            3,100
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [4]
         

            TOTAL
         

             
         

            12,900
         

             
         

             
         

             
         


   Fossil fuel



   List of all fossil fuel generating stations in Ontario.












































































































































































































































































































































   

            Name
         

            Location
         

            Capacity (MW)
         

            Date
         

            Owner
         

            Type
         

            Ref
         

            Essar Cogeneration Facility
         

            46°31′21″N 84°21′32″W
         

            63.0
         

            June 13, 2009
         

            Algoma Energy LP
         

            Blast Furnace Gas
         

            [5]
         

            Brighton Beach Generating Station
         

            Windsor
         

            580
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [6]
         

            Cardinal Cogeneration Plant
         

            Cardinal
         

            156
         

             
         

            Macquarie Power & Infrastructure
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [7]
         

            Cochrane Cogeneration Station
         

            Cochrane
         

            38.3
         

             
         

            Algonquin Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [8]
         

            Cornwall Electric (CDH District Heating)
         

            Cornwall
         

            5
         

            1995
         

            Fortis Ontario Inc.
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [9]
         

            Durham College District Energy
         

            Oshawa
         

            2.4
         

            March 11, 2008
         

            Durham College
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [10]
         

            East Windsor Cogeneration Centre
         

            Windsor
         

            84
         

            November 6, 2009
         

            East Windsor Cogeneration LP
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [11]
         

            Goreway Station
         

            Brampton
         

            874
         

            June 4, 2009
         

            Sithe Global Power Goreway ULC
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [12]
         

            Greenfield Energy Centre
         

            Courtright
         

            1,005
         

            October 16, 2008
         

            Greenfield Energy Centre LP
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [13]
         

            Greenfield South Power Plant
         

            Sarnia[14]
         

            280
         

            Under Construction
         

            Greenfield South Power Corporation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [15]
         

            GTAA Cogeneration Plant
         

            Mississauga
         

            117
         

            February 1, 2006
         

            GTAA
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [16]
         

            Great Northern Tri-Gen Facility
         

            Kingsville
         

            12
         

            Under Construction
         

            Great Northern Hydroponics
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [17]
         

            Halton Hills Generating Station
         

            Halton Hills
         

            683
         

            September 1. 2010
         

            TransCanada
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [18]
         

            Iroquois Falls Power Plant
         

            Iroquois Falls
         

            120
         

             
         

            Northland Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [19]
         

            Kapuskasing Power Plant
         

            Kapuskasing
         

            40
         

             
         

            Atlantic Power Corporation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [20]
         

            Kingston Generating Station
         

            Kingston
         

            110
         

             
         

            Northland Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [21]
         

            Kirkland Lake Cogeneration Station
         

            Kirkland Lake
         

            102
         

             
         

            Algonquin Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [22]
         

            Lake Superior Power Facility
         

            Sault Ste. Marie
         

            110
         

             
         

            Brookfield Renewable Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [23]
         

            Lennox Generating Station
         

            44°8′46″N 76°51′9″W
         

            2,100
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            Fuel oil / Natural Gas
         

            [24]
         

            London Cogeneration Facility
         

            London
         

            17
         

            December 31, 2008
         

            Fort Chicago
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [25]
         

            Nipigon Power Plant
         

            Nipigon
         

            40
         

             
         

            Atlantic Power Corporation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [20]
         

            North Bay Power Plant
         

            North Bay
         

            40
         

             
         

            Atlantic Power Corporation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [20]
         

            Ottawa Cogeneration Plant
         

            Ottawa
         

            68
         

             
         

            TransAlta
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [26]
         

            Portlands Energy Centre
         

            Toronto
         

            550
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation, TransCanada
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [27]
         

            Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant
         

            Sarnia
         

            506
         

            January 1, 2006
         

            TransAlta
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [26][28]
         

            St. Clair Energy Centre
         

            St. Clair Township
         

            577
         

            March 30, 2009
         

            St. Clair Power LP
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [29]
         

            Sudbury District Energy Cogeneration Plant
         

            Sudbury
         

            5
         

            January 1, 2006
         

            Toromont Energy
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [30]
         

            Sudbury District Energy Hospital Cogeneration Plant
         

            Sudbury
         

            6.7
         

            Under construction
         

            Toromont Energy
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [31]
         

            Thorold CoGen L.P.
         

            Thorold
         

            265
         

             
         

            Northland Power
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [32]
         

            Trent Valley Cogeneration Plant
         

            Trenton
         

            8.3
         

            January 1, 2006
         

            Sonoco
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [33]
         

            Tunis Power Plant
         

             
         

            43
         

             
         

            Atlantic Power Corporation
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [20]
         

            York Energy Centre
         

            King
         

            393
         

            May 2012
         

            York Energy Centre LP
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [34]
         

            Warden Energy Centre
         

            Trenton
         

            5
         

            June 4, 2008
         

            Sonoco
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [35]
         

            Windsor Cogeneration Plant
         

            Windsor
         

            68
         

             
         

            TransAlta
         

            Natural Gas
         

            [26]
         

            TOTAL
         

             
         

            13,933.3
         

             
         

             
         

            Operational
         

             
         


   Renewable



   Biomass



   List of biomass electrical generating stations in Ontario.





























































































































   

            Name
         

            Location
         

            Capacity (MW)
         

            Date
         

            Owner
         

            Type
         

            Ref
         

            Atikokan Generating Station
         

            48°50′17″N 91°34′15″W
         

            205
         

            September 10, 2014
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            Biomass
         

            [36]
         

            Becker Cogeneration Plant
         

            Hornepayne
         

            15.0
         

            On Hold
         

            1721027 Ontario Inc.
         

            Biomass
         

            [37]
         

            Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste
         

            Brampton
         

            15.1
         

             
         

            Algonquin Power
         

            Biomass
         

            [38]
         

            Calstock Power Plant
         

            Hearst
         

            35
         

             
         

            Atlantic Power Corporation
         

            Biomass
         

            [20]
         

            Cochrane
         

            Cochrane
         

            42
         

             
         

            Northland Power
         

            Biomass
         

            [39]
         

            East Landfill Gas to Energy Project
         

            Niagara Falls
         

            1
         

            December 2007
         

            Glenridge Gas Utilization Inc.
         

            Landfill Gas
         

            [40]
         

            Eastview Landfill Gas Energy Plant
         

            Guelph
         

            2.5
         

            August 18, 2005
         

            Ecotricity Guelph Inc (Guelph Hydro)
         

            Landfill Gas
         

            [41]
         

            Hamilton Cogeneration Plant
         

            Hamilton
         

            1.6
         

            July 10, 2006
         

            Hamilton Renewable Power Inc.
         

            Digester Gas
         

            [42]
         

            Thunder Bay Generating Station
         

            Thunder Bay, Ontario
         

            153
         

            February 9, 2015
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            Biomass
         

            [43]
         

            Mapleward Renewable Generating Station
         

            Thunder Bay, Ontario
         

            3.2
         

            July 2010
         

            Synergy North
         

            Landfill Gas
         

            [44]
         

            Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility
         

            Ottawa
         

            5.3
         

            January 31, 2007
         

            PowerTrail Inc.
         

            Landfill Gas
         

            [45]
         

            TOTAL
         

             
         

            360.5
         

             
         

             
         

            Operational
         

             
         


   Hydroelectric



   List of all hydroelectric generating stations in Ontario.





























































































            Name
         

            Location
         

            Capacity (MW)
         

            Date
         

            Owner
         

            Ref
         

            635294 Generating Station
         

            48°25′31″N 80°18′21″W
         

            0.522
         

            May 1987
         

            635294 Ontario Inc.
         

            [46]
         

            Abitibi Canyon Generating Station
         

            49°52′40″N 81°34′15″W
         

            349
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [47]
         

            Aguasabon Station
         

            48°47′33″N 87°6′44″W
         

            51
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [47]
         

            Alexander Station
         

            49°9′2″N 88°20′57″W
         

            68
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [47]
         

            Andrew Generating Station
         

            46°30′52″N 84°20′50″W
         

            47
         

            1938
         

            Brookfield Renewable Power
         

            [48][49]
         

            Appleton Hydroelectric Dam
         

            44°15′13″N 88°24′35″W
         

            1
         

             
         

            TransAlta
         

            [26]
         

            Arnprior Station
         

            45°25′08″N 76°20′52″W
         

            82
         

            1976[50]
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [51]
         

            Aubrey Falls
         

            Mississagi River
         

            162
         

            1969
         

            Brookfield Renewable Power
         

            [52]
         

            Auburn Generating Station
         

            Peterborough
         

            2
         

             
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

            [47]
         

            Barrett Chute Station
         

            45°14′43″N 76°45′36″W
         

            176
         

            August 6, 1942[53]
         

            Ontario Power Generation
         

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 04:15:34 AM »
Brown Screen of Death here in the Forum.  Read it on the Blog.  WAAAYYY too much HTML in the table of Ontario Power Plants.  I'll try to fix it, but you can find the article on the Blog and the video on Diner YouTube.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 01:43:37 AM »
Now UP on GEI!   :icon_sunny:

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