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Illinois must increase supply of electricity

From my perspective, the future for Illinois is bleak - due to the failure to meet rising demand for electricity. Industry requires power and will migrate to areas with assured supplies of electricity. That isn't Illinois. ...This problem cannot be legislated away and will only be solved by adopting rules and legislation that encourage construction of new power plants here.

Where will we be in 10 years? There are many ways to answer this question, and depending on your perspective, you may be optimistic or pessimistic.

My perspective is based on my work experience with electric utilities and I have had the opportunity to work at several locations.

From my perspective, the future for Illinois is bleak - due to the failure to meet rising demand for electricity.

Industry requires power and will migrate to areas with assured supplies of electricity. That isn't Illinois.

Electrical demand is rising and we are importing electricity now to meet that demand. It will only get worse.

The current discussions about rising electrical rates ignore the basic cause, supply is restricted and demand is rising.

This problem cannot be legislated away and will only be solved by adopting rules and legislation that encourage construction of new power plants here. The Southeast is planning to build 27 nuclear power plants with a projected output of about 35,000 megawatts. Where do you think Illinois jobs will be migrating to?

Wally Taylor

Normal


Where will we be in 10 years? There are many ways to answer this question, and depending on your perspective, you may be optimistic or pessimistic.

My perspective is based on my work experience with electric utilities and I have had the opportunity to work at several locations.

From my perspective, the future for Illinois is bleak - due to the failure to meet rising demand for electricity.

Industry requires power and will migrate to areas with assured supplies of electricity. That isn't Illinois.

Electrical demand is rising and we are importing electricity now to meet that demand. It will only get worse.

The current discussions about rising electrical rates ignore the basic cause, supply is restricted and demand is rising.

This problem cannot be legislated away and will only be solved by adopting rules and legislation that encourage construction of new power plants here. The Southeast is planning to build 27 nuclear power plants with a projected output of about 35,000 megawatts. Where do you think Illinois jobs will be migrating to?

Wally Taylor

Normal



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SEP 10 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/10996-illinois-must-increase-supply-of-electricity
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