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With Power Plant Offline, California Scrambles to Avoid Blackouts
FoxBusiness.com ^ | 6/15/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 06/15/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT by mykroar

California officials responsible for the state's electric grid are scrambling to avoid blackouts in southern California this summer following news that a major nuclear power plant will be offline indefinitely.

The effort to avoid a repeat of the costly power outages that plagued the state in 2000 and 2001 includes bringing old plants back online, commissioning new transmission lines and activating a multipronged emergency response system to cut power demand at peak times.

"We're not forecasting blackouts, but during very hot periods, either a very hot day or an extended heat wave, there are going to be challenges in southern California," said Steven Greenlee, a spokesman for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the power grid that serves 30 million people.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/06/15/with-power-plant-offline-california-scrambles-to-avoid-blackouts/#ixzz1xruMpDDm


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: blackout; california; nuclear; power
What would be helpful is if we could possibly put up some barriers to producing power. /s

To help fill the gap, California grid operators have called back into service two gas-fired units at an aging power plant in Huntington Beach that had been retired in January.

Or not, even the loony left coast will use old, dirty plants when they actually need power.

1 posted on 06/15/2012 6:33:45 AM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

Al Gore and the other rich liberals probably have their own diesel generators.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mykroar

We don’t need to have power plants. Electricity is created “somewhere else” at no cost and in limitless quantities. Then is just “appears” in your electrical outlets!

Just ask any California liberal, they know it is true. So say their policies.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: henkster

Yep...welcome to the United States of Mexico. That’s where we’re heading under libtard leadership.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 6:43:09 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: mykroar

Well hell, just build a windmill.

Problem solved.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 6:44:13 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: mykroar

Wasn’t this a major reason why Gov. Gray Davis was recalled?


6 posted on 06/15/2012 6:44:43 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Mich Patriot

I wouldn’t be surprised if wheeled power from nearby states cost 150 percent of Cal power.
Boo hoo.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 6:45:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: mykroar
Just reiterating what Texans have said for years: cash on the barrel for power from Texas. Bill not paid up? We cut you off.

Federal judges will be ignored this time around, we are used to doing that now.

8 posted on 06/15/2012 6:47:02 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mykroar

Dear California:

Please build some more power plants in your state.

Thank you.

Your friend and neighbor,

- Arizona


9 posted on 06/15/2012 6:51:59 AM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: mykroar
DECADENCE!

It's like the Roman aquaducts spewing water.

And they're still voting for the same politicians who destroyed the once-Golden State.

FOOLS!

10 posted on 06/15/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Going into debt is taking the canoe out with the tide and coming back against it.)
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To: Moonman62

Natural gas, diesel is just too smellly ................


11 posted on 06/15/2012 6:58:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: mykroar

Blackouts before Coal!! If a liberal is to have any principle then they should huddle in the darkness and wonder in amazement as states beyond have reliable electricity and they do not. As the utopia crumbles it may yet dawn on them.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 7:03:09 AM PDT by BipolarBob (These aren't the droids you're looking for.)
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To: mykroar

Perhaps there’s a Freeper who knows what went wrong at San Onofre this past year. Not that there was danger to the public, but what was supposed to be a long term improvement failed. They replaced steam generators at great cost.

This is the primary cause of potential shortages this year. 2000 MW of local power production off line.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 7:06:23 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: mykroar
And so it has come to pass that all the strange stories we heard about soviet satellite states during the 50's and 60's with chronic shortages, high inflation, shoddy infrastrucures, unreliable power, ruthless yet inept leadership, and a laughable press that regurgitated what they were told by the central power structure to hide their criminality, is now firmly established right here in the good ol' US of A.
14 posted on 06/15/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: cicero2k

The steam tubes were failing/near failure. I would hazard either the metal used was faulty or the operation was beyond normal parameters. 22 months is way too short of a time for normal usage for a normal tube.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 7:18:41 AM PDT by BipolarBob (These aren't the droids you're looking for.)
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To: henkster

Rolling blackout, is this a new moniker for the KA electric car? Guess the pedal is off the rose for the ‘smart’ ones who went all electric.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 7:21:05 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: mykroar

Hold on a minute. I thought that Californut was celebrating the shutting down of an evil, dangerous, nasty, destructive NUCLEAR power plant. Isn’t this exactly what they have been demanding, even voting for?
The voters of that screwy state have been getting, not what they truly deserve, but that which they have been continuously and loudly DEMANDING. Now——STFU


17 posted on 06/15/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: SpaceBar

FR needs a “like” button.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by BipolarBob (These aren't the droids you're looking for.)
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To: BipolarBob

“I would hazard either the metal used was faulty...”

Pretty much, they used steel from China and SURPRISE! it wasn’t made to spec, seems the Chinese cut some corners to squeeze out a little more profit.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 7:36:10 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: mykroar

But on the positive side, when the power fails at night, they’ll actually be able to see the stars.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: mykroar

What can Brown do for you?

Brownouts.

Has Brown done anything to increase power supplies?


21 posted on 06/15/2012 7:50:54 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: mykroar

Fire the liberal “dirt-firsters” and your lights will come back on.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: HIDEK6

Not many leftists would understand that you can’t build a windmill using the power that a windmill produces...

however, that’s not what it’s about.

Windmills are for generating false righteousness,
not for generating electricity.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 8:06:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Windmills are for generating false righteousness, not for generating electricity.

True, but they're also great for generating tax credits and subsidies....aka you and me paying for somebody else's folly.

24 posted on 06/15/2012 8:10:05 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

The credits and subsidies exist because of folks’ desire for false righteousness.

And for the people that use the sheeperals’ need for righteousness without God,
“green” means MONEY to their cronies and donors.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 8:16:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Moonman62

It’s not the Gore types that we have to have feel the pain,
but those sheeperals that empower them.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mykroar
"We're not forecasting blackouts, but during very hot periods, either a very hot day or an extended heat wave, there are going to be challenges in southern California,"

Ain't that special.

California no longer has blackouts.

They now have "challenges."

And when the "necessarily skyrocketing" bills show up in the homeowners mail will they have a "participation trophy" embossed in the letterhead?



There is no cure for "progressive liberal" stupidity.

NONE.

.progressive liberal

27 posted on 06/15/2012 8:21:53 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mykroar

Perhaps Governor Brown can discover a way to have his bullet train generate electricity.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 8:27:18 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: mykroar

I guess the solar powered high-speed rail job is about to go over the cliff. huh, Moonbeam?

and the wind whispered ENRONNnnnn


29 posted on 06/15/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SpaceBar
And so it has come to pass that all the strange stories we heard about soviet satellite states during the 50's and 60's with chronic shortages, high inflation, shoddy infrastrucures, unreliable power, ruthless yet inept leadership, and a laughable press that regurgitated what they were told by the central power structure to hide their criminality, is now firmly established right here in the good ol' US of A.

Yes Conrade, but there is still more to do. By end of the next Maobama Four Year Plan, we should have mass starvation, universal gun control and concentration camps. And ignore the knock on your door at 3:00 am, they are there to help you.

30 posted on 06/15/2012 9:53:58 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: mykroar

And still no libs see a problem with their demands for more plug-in electric cars.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mykroar

So let me get this straight, one of the highest revenue generating states in the nation (if not “the” most?) can’t keep the lights on?

When do you think they maybe, just maybe, have a problem?


32 posted on 06/15/2012 11:56:10 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: MrB
"Windmills are for generating false righteousness, not for generating electricity."

That nails it perfectly!

33 posted on 06/15/2012 12:53:27 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate pragmatists!)
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To: cicero2k

The generators were made in NKorea.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by Tees Mom (Nuclear girl)
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To: mykroar

scramble, scramble, sweat, sweat.

How’s that green power ship working out for y’all now?

toughsky-shitskey huh?


35 posted on 06/15/2012 1:47:49 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Pretty much, they used steel from China

Having experienced some of this Chinese "steel" I've come to the conclusion that the word "steel" just does not translate properly into Chinese. That have some stuff they call "steel", but it isn't.

36 posted on 06/15/2012 1:49:48 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: bassmaner
Wasn’t this a major reason why Gov. Gray Davis was recalled?

Davis' major blunder was trying to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

37 posted on 06/15/2012 1:49:48 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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