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

Todd Maxwell toddmax at scripps.edu
Tue Aug 14 18:57:55 CDT 2012

My house in San Diego lost power last night so there goes that theory.

"With great power must also come great responsibility." - Stan Lee

Todd Maxwell, MS
Radiation Safety Officer,
Manager Controlled Substances Program
The Scripps Research Institute
Environmental Health & Safety
Mailcode TPC027
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Madson, Daniel P.
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 11:46 AM
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Jordan Krueger - So Cal Has Enough Power Without San Onafre

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 problems."

So much for his argument.

Dan Madson
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