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Old 07-29-2018, 06:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It it doesn't benefit the end user.
California just needs to build their own power plants.
Then there are no tranamission to storage to transmission losses.
Storage is what you do when you have more power then you know what to do with due to certain uncontrollable conditions. Otherwise it's just a bandaid.
California doesn't have a surplus of power they buy it up from neighboring states.
I look forward to California pipe dreaming up more ways to use Texas and new Mexicos surplus wind power.
Because of that I'm all for it. The best part about it is people in California appear to think this is a great idea.

3 billion dollars isn't cheap. It's actually a waste of money considering it generates 0 net power.
They would be better off finding another 4 billion dollars and building a AP1000.
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