Energy storage

Dear Editor:

RE: WFA concerned about energy storage facilities on rural land, Nov. 30.

I don’t understand why these energy storage facilities can’t be placed adjacent to existing Hydro One distributions sites such as Fergus transformer station on Wellington Road 29 and or the 230kV transmission terminus point in former Pilkington Township.

By doing this it will only add to the already existing utility-zoned areas. These private companies, I believe are only looking for the most cost effective way to build, be it on prime agricultural lands. When they draw load from transmission grid for battery storage it goes back into the transmission grid when required.

It does not benefit the community directly, but indirectly to the region as a whole.

David Barker,