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[cdn-nucl-l] 800 MW gas-fired capacity coming to Mississauga and Brampton
One of our 800 MW plants will be at Winston Churchill Blvd and Royal Windsor
Drive - maybe like the one in North Carolina below.
I wonder how it will affect my gas heating bill?
----- Original Message -----
From: Denis Beller <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list ans-pie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Energy Looking Glass 2000july26 Outside Regulator's views;
> Right. As one of the speakers at the House hearing last week noted,
> "market-based" is not "free market." Electricity in So. Cal is now
> market-based, but the market is controlled by the implementing
> which wasn't designed to protect the consumer. It was designed to protect
> the existing utilities and investors, which is as it should be. But the
> result was expected by many, especially with no new capacity built in Cal
> for many years. Maybe somebody needs to point out that if it wasn't so
> difficult to build new capacity, they wouldn't have the recent problem.
> Look at news from No. Carolina, with 800 MW of brand-new gas-fired
> on line
> I think the PUC should have some say about the legislation (maybe they
> a veto power over legislators, just like they used to have over
> un-justified rate increases).
> At 04:57 PM 7/27/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Denis : Quite right. It should be obvious to all who know something about
> >the electricity business, -- and the daily peaks and valleys --- that the
> >lawmakers seriously tilted the matter in favor of hampering the old
> >utilities in order to favor the creation of new fly by night
> >and 'green' generators.
> >NO one was looking out for the consumers......
> > Is this the end of the old "Public Utility Obligation" to serve
> >At 02:03 PM 7/27/00 -0600,Denis wrote:
> >>At 12:00 PM 7/27/00 -0700,Gene wrote:
> >>>As the first residential customers in the country to pay free-market
> >>>prices for electricity, they have watched helplessly this summer, as
> >>>their monthly bills doubled and, in some cases, even tripled.
> >>The California re-regulation did not provide a free market. This is the
> >>result of a regulated market, where the supplier and middle-man have
> >>prevented from making economic decisions that benefit both themselves
> >>their customers. California is short of generating power because they
> >>haven't built much in 15 years, and the re-regulation prevented building
> >>new capacity for a couple of years to protect the existing
> >>utilities/investors. In addition, they can't buy in advance at
> >>rates. That's not free market.==== Dr. Denis E. Beller
> >Regards email@example.com whois Gene Cramer
> Dr. Denis E. Beller
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