Saturday, January 30, 2016

More hopey-changey utility tinkering

Georgia Power says it's gonna shut down more coal power.

Don't worry, solar panels will be entrusted to pick up the slack.

Or so Georgia Power seems to suggest.

How effective will solar panels be when we get those five, six or seven day streaks of cloud cover and rainy weather?

And when Georgia Power touts less capacity will be needed because of more efficient energy usage, I have to wonder if the decline in power consumption entirely due to more efficient devices.

I suspect at least some of the expected decline in power consumption is because the economy continues to falter, businesses may be cutting hours, and so much manufacturing has moved off-shore.

If American business ever wanted bring manufacturing back to America, would there be sufficient electricity to allow it?

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