[ RadSafe ] Jordan Krueger - So Cal Has Enough Power Without San Onafre

Madson, Daniel P. DANIEL.P.MADSON at saic.com
Fri Aug 10 13:45:40 CDT 2012

One of the arguments made by Jordan Krueger is that "Even without the
San Onofre nuclear  plant, there's enough power generating capacity in
Southern California to keep the lights on even on the hottest days of
the year."

News Link (August 10, 2012):



"California's electricity grid operator issued a rare statewide alert on
Thursday warning residents to curb power usage in coming days as a heat
wave threatens to strain its already taxed network."

"CAISO is bracing for the heat wave and struggling to compensate for the
loss of the 2,150-megawatt (MW) San Onofre nuclear power plant. That
plant will be offline at least through the end of the summer, following
a small radiation leak."

"The CAISO warned earlier that San Onofre's prolonged outage increased
the possibility of rolling blackouts in Southern California,
particularly in the event of extreme weather or additional generation

So much for his argument.

Dan Madson

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