Friday, May 23, 2008

Were power problems expected in 2006?

No Big Summer Power Problems Expected in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The organization that oversees New York's electricity system expects the state to have a sufficient supply of power this summer.

The summer 2008 peak electricity usage will reach almost 34,000 megawatts, barring unexpected weather extremes, the New York Independent System Operator said.

That's about 5 percent higher than the peak of just more than 32,000 last summer and on a par with the summer peak in 2006.

Peak demand is the year's highest electricity demand for a one-hour period, and typically happens on a late summer afternoon.

New York City and Long Island - which account for nearly half the state's summer electricity use - were expected to have more than sufficient capacity.

Photo from NickNormal.


Anonymous said...

I don't follow this. If peak demand will be higher in 2008 than it was in 2006, and no new power generating facilities have been built, how can they say there won't be a problem?!

And, they probably did expect to have a problem in 2006. Some feel Northwest Queens was chosen to go out because it was unlikely to cause riots. None took place, but instead of being commended for heroic amounts of patients, we were scolded by Bloomberg for not being grateful to the Con Ed employees (and out of state, lower-paid contractors) who were working on the problem.

My feeling was, that's why it's called work. No one thanks me for showing up and doing my job. It's called a paycheck.

Unknown said...

There are 2 new power plants since 2006 in Astoria. Polletti and Astoria Generating.

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