- Cyril Rogers
- December 30, 2012 - 09:02
Why are proponents of this project continuing to push the idea of the Maritime Link giving us easy access to power to the mainland? It is correct that EMERA will finance and build the line but they DO get free power for 35 years. That is quite the deal...for them. Any other power that might be available will cost us about four times to make and transmit over that line than it will fetch on the open market. How can that possibly be a good deal for us? Further, this "link" is a joke when it comes to us accessing the mainland grid. Churchill Falls produces 5000 MW so realistically what impact will a 500 MW line like that have on our future ability to sell power to the NA grid? The short term thinking is in the minds of both government and proponents who continue to perpetuate this myth. Like so much else about the merits of Muskrat Falls, it is a fantasy that will come back to haunt us financially.
- Cold Future
- December 21, 2012 - 06:53
Nova Scotians are no fools. Its not every day a province comes along and gives you 170 MW of power free and all you have to do is install the means to take it away. Merry Xmas Nova Scotia and you thought Quebec was the only province we would give power to.
- December 24, 2012 - 16:45
Try to see the big picture and don't be so negative. This deal will be just the beginning for NL as a supplier of electricity to the maritimes and beyond. Merry Xmas!
- Claude DeRoche
- December 25, 2012 - 19:05
How true, am from NB living in Alberta. Bad deal for the people of Newfoundland very sad day. Québec déja vu. When will politicians start adding basic numbers before making decisions like this. This cost of this electricity will ruin the province. Nice deal for NS.
- Fred Penner
- December 27, 2012 - 21:42
Good example of short term thinking....they can own the line but further into the future they will have to pay for the power. The line is a conduit to the North American power grid....by the way, the power is not free. I can see why your future is "cold".