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Ontario's power system operator on how it chose wind project sites

windturbine.jpgWind power is coming to a town near you: Ontario's power system operator has announced sixteen contracts for large renewable energy projects. Many see it as a positive move toward a greener, cleaner province. But some communities -- such as people in Nation and North Stormont, which are getting wind projects -- say their voices were ignored and wind power is being forced on them.

 

The Independent Electricity System Operator manages Ontario's power needs. Shawn Conkwright is the IESO's director of renweable procurement, and he joined us to explain how the sites were chosen.

 

Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

 

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