Saturday, April 29, 2017

ISO New England Talking About Summetime Blues (Again) -- April 29, 2017; It's Not An Energy Problem; It's A Political Problem

One will need a password or "library access" to reach this article, but it's the second article I've seen in the past week or so suggesting that ISO New England may face tight "margins" this summer.

Another update is here, from masslive.

Even if there is enough electricity, it's going to be costly.

Until I started the blog I had really not watched New England, but it turns out that tight electricity is not something particularly new for that region.

A quick search reveals:
  • June 2, 2006: summer heat may lead to blackouts -- Lowell Sun Online
  • February 28, 2014: capacity shortfall spells trouble in New England -- Energy Professionals
  • June 22, 2014: rolling blackouts are on the table to address electricity shortfall -- Boston Bizjournal
  • If there are energy shortfalls in New England this summer, it does not mean we have an energy problem; we have a political problem
Let's see, this has been going on at least for the past ten years. It looks like ISO New England has no cure for the summertime blues. 

Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran

Meanwhile, Another Foot Of Snow In Late April 
For Denver, CO

All that global warming

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