Power Around Town


* Entergy wants to separate their nuclear merchant power business from their regulated utilities, but NYS PSC are delaying a decision on the initiative until 2010. The Vermont PSC also have yet to rule.

* Con Ed customer demand was 12,242 MW at 3:00 PM last Friday, 21 August, setting another peak demand record for the service territory. 12,000 MW peak demand for the Con Ed service territory was first surpassed in 2001.

* Calpine operate a  clean-burning 48 MW natural-gas fired peaking plant in Hicksville, NY, with a stack similar to the one in the photo.

* NYPA provides power to Castle Hill Houses on Castle Hill Avenue in the Bronx. Today NYPA announced a $25 Million energy efficiency program will be implemented at the housing project, in partnership with NYC.

* Across the road from Castle Hill Houses, MeXSI Inc is designing an energy efficiency project for a three-story institutional building.

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