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  • Fred Penner
    October 25, 2012 - 14:35

    Winston, I am very interested in your calculations. If you can reduce the island load by several hundred MW simply by changing out the heating load in the province then I invite (and implore) you to share your findings with the public - and in particular, Nalcor. They have an energy efficiency department and I am sure they will be very interesting in your thoughts. I will wait for headline.

  • saelcove
    October 24, 2012 - 16:14

    The word efficiency is something governments do not understand

  • John Smith
    October 24, 2012 - 15:16

    Hey Winston...why don't you move to vermont?

  • mundy
    October 21, 2012 - 06:35

    I wonder how many female workers are there in Nain, Hopedale, Black Tickle, Makkovik, etc. that requires construction of female washrooms ??? Seems like a waste of money.

  • Winston Adams
    October 20, 2012 - 09:47

    Wonder if Nfld had a serious energy efficiency plan, like Vermont and many other jurisdictions, which give load reductions of + 2 percent a year, instead of increasing load growth, how much of this hundred million dollars per year could be saved to help stabalize energy costs to the consumer. Consider this: my calaculations show that if all residential and commercial units were converted to efficient heating, we could save 2.7 times the Holyrood generation output oil fired plant for all of 2011. With CUSTOMER efficiency programs like this there are additional saving besides the 125 million a year for oil consumption: such as 6 percent in transmission losses; and likely a significant percentage saving of the 100 million load growth expence cited in this article. Has the PUB the authority to demand Nfld Hydro to do calculations to show the positive effect when they plug in such data to that component called "technology change" If I can make these calculations in a few hours, surely Hyrdo engineers can do likewise. I would be happy to assist them, at no charge, on efficient heating data. Cannot our CONSUMER ADVOCATE- Mr . Johnson request this on behalf of the consumer. Let him show he has the consumer interest at heart, whereby such an approach can and would reduce customers energy billls, when conversions are done, by at about 30 percent. Time to stop hiding these potential benefits from the public. Johnson should earn his pay and get serious on behalf of the consumer. Let the consumer check out online what EFFICIENCY VERMONT has done and ask WHY NOT HERE? And we can do better and get more savings at a lower cost.