Las Vegas Rolling Blackout

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at
Tue Jul 3 12:36:07 UTC 2001

>On Today, Sean Donelan wrote:
>>In better news New York City believes it has added enough peaker
>>plants, so NYC will not have power shortages this summer.  However,
>>as a representative of the Edison Institute pointed in 1999, no
>>electricity consumer should assume power will never fail (double
>Dominion VA Power in Virginia is advertising "Deregulation will be coming
>to Virginia.  The crisis that's occurring in California will not."  Almost
>8,000 megawatts of new "power" is scheduled to be online by 2005.
>Pepco(serving DC and MD) says the same.  15,000 megawatts coming online
>but that number is shared among several companies in the "PJM".

I wonder if Pepco might find another source of power by magnetizing 
their manhole covers and putting coils around the edges of the 
manholes.  That way, when the manholes explode, as they have been 
doing lately, the cover would induce electrical flux in the coils and 
add to the power reserves.


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