Re: more taxifornia power absurdities

Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 14:21:42 MST writes, regarding the proposal to cut exterior
business lighting:
> Once again, I find myself asking "Is Davis really that stupid?"
> Just pointless grandstanding, of course; peak demand is
> during the day.

Actually if you look at, you will
see that peak demand is from about 5 to 7 PM, much of which is at night
(although days are of course getting longer now).

Reducing late-night demand is also helpful in allowing some power
storage to go on. Apparently they can pump water backwards in some of
the hydroelectric plants up north to use it the next day. California can
therefore sell power at night to balance some of what it is buying during
the day.


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