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  • Townie
    February 19, 2012 - 13:24

    More miss direction. Nalcor is spending $87 Million on the system this year alone so it will not deteriorate.

  • John Smith
    February 19, 2012 - 09:38

    @lonewolf...HUH? More psychobabble??? We have about 265,000 out of 500,000 people here on the NEA. We will need inhanced delivery of power. Or we could sit back and let the system deteriorate, which is what some would like to see.

    • lonenewfwolf
      February 19, 2012 - 18:19

      You seem to think you're the only one with our provinces best interest at heart. Sure bye. The hard sell on this project is really starting to smell, even Andy is getting wary. Not being able to discuss wind, small hydro, biomass co-generation and grid upgrades looks like those aspects are being kept aside for private operators to develop and sell to to us once this Labrador project is shifted to the mines up North and routed through Quebec to NY. We need more details of the side deals being struck while they push this white elephant dreamed up in the 50's around the room. Large scale projects with associated lengthy transmission systems hold considerable risk with the warming climate and associated more violent storms pushing north in the the future. From what MHI says, the 1 in 50 year line they have planned should be upgraded to 1 in 150, and we don't even have all the details from SNC Lavalin on the system they are looking at yet to determine whether the cost estimate put to us is reasonable or not. Why shouldn't we be asking questions? That is the question I put to you. Your continued attempts to stifle debate by silly name calling and making derogatory comments such as 'psychobabble' are making you look childish and inept. I'd recommend developing some new interjections if you plan on continuing with this line of commentary as most people on these forums are far too mature and open-minded for those types of comments to have an impact on.

  • lonenewfwolf
    February 18, 2012 - 10:26

    This is about subsidizing private power producers (EMERA/ALGONQUIN, ENEL, KRUGER etc) projects on the Island once the bigger pieces are in place for export of the bulk of our energy potential. There is huge slate of potential projects in wind, small hydro and biomass co-generation waiting to be let out of the cage. Martin says he will work with engineers and executives? More like he will continue to take direction and be kept out of board room discussions by the executives calling the shots. NALCOR is TOO BIG and needs to be brought under control fast before we lose complete control via privatization of what is left of our provinces energy resource base.