Green Power may destabilize grid

Tom Azlin N4ZPT n4zpt at
Thu Apr 8 16:49:44 CDT 2010

Agree. Though seems I remember that when states deregulated the power 
industry they seemed to have the idea was there was money to be made in 
the network separate from generation.  So power companies were trying to 
unload generation and keep the transmission.

to answer your question, no one will make the investment until the grid 
completely falls apart and we have local blackouts all Summer long.

And on the transshipping of power, how does Virginia Power get green 
power if they do not buy it from wind farms or such?

73, Tom n4zpt

andre kesteloot wrote:
> Tom Azlin N4ZPT wrote:
>> Seems like the grid does have that problem with a conventional plant 
>> getting cut off just as often.  But perhaps the idea of transshipping 
>> "green" power across the county just makes it worse. 
> transshipping?
> Large portions of our grid are already running warm.
> And who will make the necessary investment in an additional high-voltage 
> line, when there is no money to be made -- since deregulation, I 
> believe-- in transporting electricity ?
> The money --if any-- in currently in the generation of power
> 73
> André N4ICK

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