"Y2K or Coincidence"

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death of power plants caught my eye


-- curious (whatcha@think.hmm), March 07, 1999


The article says "dearth" of power plants, not "death."

-- (spell@check.com), March 07, 1999.

Sorry my mistake. dearth means inadequate supply

Nice to know some nuclear plants are closing--less to worry about come Jan.1.

-- curious (whatcha@think.hmm), March 07, 1999.

What struck me was the inability of the transmission system to handle Wisconsin. I thought the grid allowed the purchase of additional power from faraway places. Sounds like that isn't necessarily so.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), March 07, 1999.

"Renewable power is again getting the green light. This summer, 29 new wind turbines in Kewaunee County will be generating enough electricity to power 8,000 homes."

Sounds like they could do with 29,000 turbines.

-- (someone@somewhere.com), March 07, 1999.

Link to death, ahh, dearth story. <:)=


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 07, 1999.

While this story isn't directly related to Y2K, it does point out that the infrastructure in Wisconsin is weak. I wonder how many other areas of the country have similar problems, and what their combined effect will be if the grid does have problems? <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 07, 1999.

The grid can connect and re-tranmit - if capacity is present to generate the power (this was part of the problem last summer during the heat wave, demand had increased, but several plants were out of service) - but the grid has to have carrying capacity to the area(s) where the power is needed - the lines have limits too.

Nothing in here about Y2K - but do you seen the control and degree of regulation required to keep things running? Under normal circumstances - much less disrupted ones.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 07, 1999.

Just wondering. Wasn't it last summer that people here were reporting or rumouring a major installation of solar panels at some federal buildings in D.C.?

Is there any update on that activity to confirm or detail what the government is doing in terms of establishing alternative power, presumably to keep things going after Y2K...?

-- Sara Nealy (keithn@ptd.net), March 11, 1999.

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