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  • Winston Adams
    October 12, 2013 - 12:52

    I am not personally worried about the cost of MF power on my heating bill. Three years ago I installed a "minisplit heat pump" and cut my winter heat energy use buy 70 percent. It can heat, per 1000 sq ft area of a good construction house for 250.00 per year, Hst extra. That right, that's per year!. It saves enough to pay for itself in 7 years, and I'm almost half way there. As these get used more, demand on our system grid will drop more than 1 percent per year. That is in addition to the drop from the shock price you mention. Suggest you read my submission too the PUB on this. It mentions pilot studies done elsewhere , and the one I did here.

  • Stephen D Redgrave
    October 11, 2013 - 07:34

    This whole situation has a bad odor, but we're in it now on the assumption that wishful thinking will see it through. There is far too much money involved to stop this power train from taking on a life of it's own with a will to survive at all cost. The one sure thing about energy products is sustained growth and demand. Whether or not deals are in place to transmit and purchase our power--the fact that we have the capacity to produce, means everything to the ones who have it under their control. Off Island generating stations will be in place while technology for efficient transmission(super conductors) continues to improve with each passing decade. We can only hope , and push, for a direction that is suitable for everyone. It's like 'The Field of Dreams'--"build it, and they will come" . Hopefully they're not coming to 'rape and pillage'

  • Jon Smith
    October 10, 2013 - 10:07

    What have we learned from the Upper Churchill- Diddly-squat. This time the windfall goes to Nova Scotia. Revenge of the ABC'd Harper and Mackay regime accomplished. A re-incarnated Joey could not have possibly fallen for this repeat of history. The subsidy of mainland power to be paid by NL ratepayers will far exceed any windfall that Quebec gained from Upper Churchill. Anybody out there sensitive about the term "Stupid Newfie"

  • Maurice E. Adams
    October 10, 2013 - 07:47

    Well done Mr. Campbell. If we purchased just a very small part of Hydro Quebec's excess energy (power that they cannot sell), we could save about $20 billion between now and 2041. Scrap the Muskrat Falls dam. It is by far the biggest cost, highest cost power --- and not needed.

    • doug
      October 10, 2013 - 19:58

      well said ,mr.campbell and mr.adams,,when will nflders. get there head out of the sand and wake up to the fact that this government is hiding all the facts of this nightmare for their own benefit and ego trip..the big companies are all getting rich and all the royalty money from oil is being squandered,while people are in dire need of health care and our roads and infrastructure is failing,,, 2015 can,t come soon enough,,,but again they will try and buy our votes with our money,,,,shame on them