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AGelbert

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Re: A High-Renewables Tomorrow, Today:
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2015, 08:43:03 pm »
When the article said "plans to disconnect from the electrical grid". I thought they meant what they said.

You may be from New York State, but you do not understand New York politics. WHY do you think they said that, HUH!!? THINK! It's a huge loss of revenue for the power company if they do. But on the other hand, Nassau would have to provide their own power smoothing infrastructure, something all power companies already have.

The only reason NOT to go off grid is the smoothing cost, NOT whether enough Renewable energy can be generated (as you incorrectly assume). Town power smoothing is a duplication of effort. THAT is the power company's bargaining chip. But the town has a stronger bargaining chip BECAUSE Renewable Energy is so cheap and the power company does not want to lose the revenue. I predict the end result will be a microgrid that CAN be disconnected if need be but will, except in an emergency, normally remain part of the larger grid. 

If they are dealing with Niagara Mohawk, the power company that MADE SURE all new houses way back in the 1980's in Syracuse (one of which I bought) were 100% electrically heated, then you would begin to understand HOW IT WORKS there. Back in the early 1980's Niagara Mohawk had just started up a nuclear power plant and they needed to sell JUICE to the people. So, they had some nice meetings with Mufaldi home builders of Buffalo and Syracuse (and surrounding locations). The rest is history.

NOW that renewable energy technologies are mature, they want to strong arm communities to pay for dirty energy, whether it be from fossil fuels or nuclear power, at rates that ARE MORE EXPENSIVE than towns like Nassau can get If they resort to renewable energy.

Nassau responds by offering them the finger. It's a PLAN at this stage, not a REALITY. This is a New York Style bargaining technique. This is not hard to understand. It is also enough to bring the power company back to the negotiating table BECAUSE, unlike your incorrect assumption, it is DOABLE and cost effective.

That is where this conversation started. YOU cannot get it through your biosphere math challenged head that Renewable Energy is cheaper than dirty energy.

So, I will not continue to attempt to convince you of that fact. Cling to the propaganda about "cheap" fossil fuels, retirement plans, jobs, etc. ad nauseum all you wish. If you wish to be willfully ignorant, I cannot stop you.

 
Renewable is the cheaper energy option without fossil fuel and hidden nuclear subsides.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou
hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Acts 8:20

 

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