Monday, August 11, 2008

Is This Why We Need NYRI?

"SHOCKING POWER SCAM JOLT$ NY CONSUMERS" screams the headline in the NY Post.
...electricity users across the state were scammed out of hundreds of millions of dollars - and New Yorkers were put at risk of a blackout - by an elaborate plan to sell power out of state, explosive documents filed with federal regulators charge . . .

Documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission suggest the scheme began in January and ended July 22, when it was shut down by the New York Independent System Operator, which runs the state's power grid.

The plot involved contracts to sell electricity from upstate power plants to buyers in the mid-Atlantic grid, which includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other states. . . .
According to the article, when they tried to move all this power around, the grid got clogged, challenging engineers and threatening a blackout.

Just think how much easier it would have been to pull off this scheme with NYRI!

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I was under the impression it was all about the NIMBYs blocking Shoreham because they assumed that we wouldn't be needing our power, but I guess I was wrong! :)