Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Continuing on with the Grinch them.

The hydro plant will be on peoples mind over the festive season. Yep, the plant that was less than 10 years old when it caught fore and almost destroyed. The plant that then had tens of millions of dollars spent on repairs and a new Gen set (generating unit). The plant that had a power outage (among many over the years) last week necessitating a crew being flown in for repairs. The plant that now has one operating Gen set in good order, one Gen set that was just repaired and is in dodgy condition and one Gen set that is nonoperational (meaning there is no stand by back up).

I remind one and all this is the same crowd that brings us and is responsible for building and operating the so called lower Churchill Falls.

“This is truly a significant day in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador as we prepare to write the next chapter in our province’s future, a future that will be guided by energy independence, security, and self-sufficiency,” said Premier Dunderdale. “With the development of Muskrat Falls, our province will make the transition from an economy dependent on non-renewable resources to a diversified renewable economy fueled by clean renewable power that will provide benefits and opportunity for future generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”

May the spirits spare us from this malfeasance. 

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