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Re: Las Vegas Rolling Blackout

  • From: Howard C. Berkowitz
  • Date: Tue Jul 03 08:39:58 2001


On Today, Sean Donelan wrote:
In better news New York City believes it has added enough peaker
plants, so NYC will not have power shortages this summer.  However,
as a representative of the Edison Institute pointed in 1999, no
electricity consumer should assume power will never fail (double
negative).
Dominion VA Power in Virginia is advertising "Deregulation will be coming
to Virginia.  The crisis that's occurring in California will not."  Almost
8,000 megawatts of new "power" is scheduled to be online by 2005.

http://www.dom.com/companies/competition/contrast.html

Pepco(serving DC and MD) says the same.  15,000 megawatts coming online
but that number is shared among several companies in the "PJM".

http://www.pepco.com/pepco/ca_energy_problems_frms.htm


I wonder if Pepco might find another source of power by magnetizing their manhole covers and putting coils around the edges of the manholes. That way, when the manholes explode, as they have been doing lately, the cover would induce electrical flux in the coils and add to the power reserves.

:-)




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