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  • California may face its biggest regional power shortages since the days of Enron this summer, as the state grid will be operating without Edison's (EIX) San Onofre nuclear power plant and two natural gas-fired units, while hydroelectric output will be at a three-year low. Even bigger shortages may await in the next decade as state environmental regulations force more plants to shut down. [View news story]
    This is good new for me. I live in PRCA. But I work for a heavy industrial contractor (PRIM) and build power plants. CA is permitting new gas-fired units on a regular basis. There are a slew of old 1960-70 era conventional boilers that need to be torn down. Many of them are using ocean water cooling and are mandated by the EPA to be shut down over the next decade.
    Apr 22, 2013. 05:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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