Spin, baby, spin
In a leaked letter sent to the PC caucus, the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA) lambasted AESO's proposed lines as "unnecessary," "irresponsible," "unaffordable" and "lacking common sense." Instead of attracting investment, the plan, they claim, will drive industrial users out of Alberta or force them to generate their own power, leaving domestic users to pick up industry's share (61 percent) of the tab. Even the Fraser Institute, an industry cheerleader, is opposed.
November 21, 2011
by Sid Marty
in Headwaters News
Alberta needs to improve how the province generates and transports electricity. But not like this
Power outages are not rare here at the foot of the Livingstone Range, just north of Alberta's Crowsnest Pass, thanks to summer electrical storms, ice build-up in winter and west winds that can gust to 112 mph an hour. A major outage here means looking after ourselves beyond the usual stocking up with candles and flashlights. No power to run the furnace fan? No portable generator? No worries. Fire up the wood burner so the plumbing doesn't freeze. No power for the well... [continue via Web link]