Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Gap in Energy Supply

From Green Mountain Power web page on Fuel Mix
Once upon a time (last year as a matter of fact,) Vermont utilities bought 30% of their power from Vermont Yankee.  Now, in this power supply projection from Green Mountain Power, you can see a dark gray area called "other" at thirty percent of its generating mix.

Green Mountain Power supplies about 70% of Vermont's power.  Green Mountain Power is wholly owned by Gaz Metro of Quebec.

What does this gap mean for Vermont? What does it mean for Vermont electricity prices?  Where is the price of natural gas headed?

I answer all these questions in today's post at ANS Nuclear Cafe: Mind the Gap: Vermont's Electricity Supply.  

Read it!  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you might even argue with me about gas prices.

However, I warn you:  Pay no attention to the power plant behind the curtain.

No comments: