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Re: California electric power on the ragged edge

  • From: Alex Bligh
  • Date: Fri Aug 04 03:31:44 2000

[email protected] said:
> This is an affect of electric deregulation.  This is very little
> incentive for any power company to build generating capacity to absorb
> these peaks.

I'm not a particular fan of the effects of electricity deregulation,
but you first and second statements have no causal relationship
between them. It isn't hard to think of different billing structures
and electricity grid and futures markets which make these things
more economically sensible. It /may/ have been a result of how
deregulation was implemented.

Alex Bligh
VP Core Network, Concentric Network Corporation
(formerly GX Networks, Xara Networks)