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  • Joe
    August 23, 2013 - 04:46

    In case of emergency, I always use the stairs not the elevator.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    August 22, 2013 - 08:09

    2 points:---- 1) A report completed just a few years back for Nalcor stated that while Holyrood is 40 years old, it is (paraphrased) operationally/effectively equivalent to a 20 year old plant -- because it is used generally at a low capacity level and not at all for several months each year. Accordingly, it has perhaps significant years (decades) of life left in it......... 2) On August 19 2013 Nalcor advised that "The construction of the proposed 230 kV transmission line between Bay d’Espoir and Western Avalon will permit deliveries of 495 MW of hydroelectric generation to the Avalon Peninsula prior to the start of the first oil‐fired unit at Holyrood.This equates to a maximum 176 MW increase in deliveries of existing non‐thermal generation to the load" ----- So, there are a maximum of 176 MW of UNUSED capacity already on the island (that's about 3 times what Vale will need, even when operating at capacity)..... So if Holyrood's use will increase due to Vale' expected increase in demand ---- WHY? .... when water is being spilled and 176 MW of existing hydro power remains UNUSED?