22 December 2010

Muskrat Falls: Internal contradictions 2

A $6.2 billion megaproject is green partly because it is supposed to displace 500 megawatts of electricity generated at Holyrood by burning Bunker C oil. 

But now this green project will also open the chance for Nalcor to build a new thermal generating plant as well, this time burning natural gas. This is a new opportunity, supposedly.

Bonus contradiction:  “Displace” is the word Nalcor uses to bridge the contradiction between what the politicians will tell you about the Holyrood generators and what Nalcor tells the public utilities board.

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1 comment:

Willi Makit said...

Speaking of contradictions, here's some interesting reading for those interested in the long term markets for electricity in the U.S.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/the-energy-future-aint-what-it-used-to-be/

and the source:

http://www.eia.doe.gov/forecasts/aeo/

NALCOR and government have the gall to suggest that there is a market for overpriced Muskrat Falls power.

Nothing could further from the truth.