Ontario Canada is converting a 4,000MW coal power plant to a 44MMW solar farm.
“Through the IESO’s new Large Renewable Procurement program, solar providers will receive an average of 15.67 cents/kWh for their clean energy.”
“The province’s pivot toward renewables has not come without significant economic ramifications, however. On-peak power cost consumers 17.5 cents/kWh in Nov. of 2015, compared to just 9.7 cents/kWh in the same month of 2006, according to the Ontario Energy Board—an 80 per cent hike. For off-peak power, Ontarians paid 8.3 cents/kWh in 2015, relative to 3.4 cent/kWh in 2006—or 144 per cent more.”
There was no mention in the story how 44MW of intermittent power can replace 4,000MW of dispatchable power.
There was no mention in the story of how many jobs will be transferred to China or India.