Proof of unit’s benefits must rest with inventor

My concern rests with ElectroMotion’s plans to install a large number of their Revolution units and to connect them to our electrical grid.

Dear Editor,

My letter regarding the proposed amendment to Summerland’s energy policy prompted responses from the manufacturer of the Revolution unit and one of its customers.

I would like to clarify that I am not questioning a home owner’s decision to buy this equipment for personal use.

My concern rests with ElectroMotion’s plans to install a large number of their Revolution units in Summerland and to connect them to our electrical grid.

It is claimed that their technology will save home owners and community money while being carbon neutral.

How is this possible? We are enjoying some of the lowest utility rates in the world.

Ninety-three per cent of our electricity is generated using clean and renewable resources.

How can this be improved by connecting a number of gas burning generators to our local grid? This is what my letter was all about.

Before our administration and Council consider the requested change to our energy policy, they must scrutinize technical, cost and environmental data provided by ElectroMotion.

They must then include the significant cost of adding power distribution and control equipment to the municipal grid.

Only then can we be assured that our tax dollars are spent wisely while protecting our environment.

Henry Sielmann



Just Posted

COLUMN: Much to enjoy at Ryga Arts Festival

As I learn about George Ryga and his contributions, it is clear why this festival carries his name

Art and music at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Second event of the summer will be held Sunday, Aug. 25

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

South Okanagan powwow strikes a chord on the human level for federal minister

Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan was the special guest at powwow

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Penticton man sentenced in non-fatal 2017 shooting

Elkena Michael Knauff sentenced to seven and a half months in jail

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Okanagan RCMP superintendent helps with arrest

Vernon Supt. Shawna Baher arrests man for theft; turns out to be suspect in assault and robbery

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly setting blaze near Fire Department

The man was allegedly seen lighting bushes on fire near the Kelowna Fire Department

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Most Read