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

Summerland

 

Just Posted

Injured mountain biker rescued from trail

A helicopter was needed to safely extricate a injured mountain biker from Blind Mice trails

Penticton neighbourhood surprised by emergency response team activity

RCMP officers were conducting emergency response training

Bird migration open house draws more than 100 people

Rare chance to observe conservation work

Phone scam uses false RCMP ID on call display

North Okanagan RCMP say there are applications that allow people to change, hide call display info

Summerland council voting on pay raise

Increases would take effect Jan. 1

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

Okanagan College student population climbs

Enrolment up nearly 14 per cent

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Coldstream supports Okanagan College Campus residence project

Project would see a 100-bed residence on the Vernon campus in Coldstream

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

Most Read