Harnessing the power of hurricanes

Canadian engineer, Louis Michaud, believes that he can produce a device that contains artificial hurricanes. Using this theory, he can generate 200MW of energy from a atmospheric vortex engine of 200m.
Sounds pretty scary to me, since it reminds me of a Sliders episode where a parallel world was devasted after they lost control of tornados that were artificially created. How about just harnessing what’s there?
NearNearFuture < TheEconomist