Saturday, August 27, 2011

Watts the problem?

Have you ever noticed that, when we need a little extra electrical power from our local electrical provider, there just doesn’t seem to be enough to go around? Where did it all go?
A number of years ago, Long Island was awash with some fairly serious manufacturing: Gruman, Fairchild, Kollmorgen, Pall, Canon, Symbol Technologies, major machine shops, major metal finishers, major plastic fabricators, When all that machinery was turned on within a couple of hours in the morning, the demand on the grid was indeed heavy, but it was there. I don’t believe the electrical generation capacity has lessened over the years. There should be more than enough electricity available to all at this point in time.

Why, then, is it so difficult to get “service upgrades” in amperage delivery to a site. If supply outruns demand, why aren’t we paying a whole lot less for our kilowatt hours? Seems the People have, once again, been sold down the river in more ways than one. The cost to the consumer keeps climbing in leaps and bounds. Our entire electrical power grid is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the British. Did we really win the Revolutionary War?

P.S: Don’t ask who now owns the old Hazeltine, or who owns the old Telephonics.

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