Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures
black at csulb.edu
Mon Jun 27 17:19:07 UTC 2011
On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:29:14 -0400
Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> The North American Electric Reliability Council is planning to relax
> the standards for how closely power utilities must hold to 60.00Hz.
> Here's my absolute favorite quote of all time:
> Tweaking the power grid's frequency is expensive and takes a lot of
> said Joe McClelland, head of electric reliability for the Federal Energy
> Regulatory Commission.
I blinked too after hearing of this. They say it's an economic issue because
it costs millions of dollars to maintain a steady frequency. Excuse me...we
probably spend over $50 billion per year on electricity and they're
complaining about a few million. Talk about pinching pennies!
california state university, long beach
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