Ontario Farmer Tuesday, April 6, 2016 Edition Pg. 7
WIND TURBINES AFFECT AMPERAGE?
After reading your article on wind turbine health, I felt compelled to pass on something I have observed with the wind turbines.
Whenever I am driving on the 401 between Chatham and Windsor I notice that the amperage needle moves from 15 amps to about 12 amps. As soon as I get to an area where the turbines are further from the road the amp gauge returns to a normal reading of 15 amps. It also seems that wind direction and speed has more effect on the amp gauge. I don’t know whether this information is of any use or value but it’s something I’ve paid attention to every time I travel that route. The first time I noticed was during a rain; my wipers almost came to a stop. When I looked at the gauge it was almost into the discharge area and I thought I was having alternator trouble. When I got home the gauge was reading normal. This observance may be nothing but I have no other explanation why this happens.