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"That's not the end of it. Turns out my 10 kW turbine was also ineligible for the Federal Eco-Energy Retrofit...are you sitting down?....because annually, seems I didn't USE enough electricity to qualify.
"Then a year later, to add salt to the wound, received a call from a member of CANWEA, the Canadian Wind Energy Association, offering that I could join for $300 bucks a year. I declined, stating that CANWEA was part of the problem. How so? he asked. So I told him: "Your group's members sat on both the provincial and federal committees that helped governments set not only the rates, but also who would qualify. So, thanks a pantload for excluding the 'big little' guys like me."
"Yet people today see my 10 kW spinning merrily in the breeze and ask if I am also overpaid as an Independent Power Producer. I tell them the truth: the buggers credit me EXACTLY the same kiloWatt per hour rate as they charge me to use electricity. No more!
"So not all IPPs are sucking at the public trough."
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