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Ron, you are on your game today!

- Come by and lets commiserate/celebrate with this oily Imperial Stout from
the Rockies, it brightens up any perspective :)

Happy Holidays //



On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Ronald Bishop <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  The Tres Amigas project, while interesting technically, strikes me as yet
> another example of why renewable power systems should be as widely
> de-centralized as possible, preferably all the way down to the user, or
> neighborhood/block level.
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> The company will spend something like $1 billion to build, in essence, a
> switch that connects three grids.  This investment, to be paid for
> ultimately by consumers, adds zero energy generating capacity.  It does
> allow long distance transmission, however, with all the line losses (not
> mentioned in the article) that entails.
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> In short, the project would actually decrease efficiency compared to having
> the same generation facilities located near the end users.  A handful of
> investors, however, will get the opportunity to skim something off the top
> of every MW-hour that passes through their switch.
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> Ron Bishop, P.E.
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> Solid Waste Professional Engineer
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> Alachua County Public Works Department
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> *From:* Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Humphrey,Stephen R
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 24, 2009 9:57 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* An Electric Game Changer
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> After a long dearth of attention, the New York Times has begun covering the
> renewable energy scene well.  Hereís a great report on the proposed Tres
> Amigas transmission grid interconnention.  Also, itís worthwhile to become
> familiar with the source www.ClimateWire.net <http://www.climatewire.net/>
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> http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/12/23/23climatewire-an-electric-game-changer-gets-ferc-scrutiny-48247.html
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> Dr. Stephen R. Humphrey, Director,
> School of Natural Resources and Environment,
> Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida
> Gainesville, FL  32611-6455  USA
> Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748
> http://snre.ufl.edu
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