Archive for February 9th, 2011

Energy Links

February 9, 2011

* The diagram shows Maui Electric Local Value Map for the island of Maui. The utility allows DG interconnection for all areas except for those in shown in red; areas in red indicate local DG interconnection is currently at 15% of anticipated peak load, which obviates the utility’s need to buy back power on those streets.

* IEA projects that in 2011 world oil demand should reach 89.3 million barrels a day, representing an increase of 1.5 million barrels a day year-on-year. This figure reflects yesterday’s 120,000 bbl/day upward adjustment.

* Matthew Simmons got it right on the oil kingdom. According to Wikileaks, Saudi diplomats have admitted to US diplomats that the Saudis are overstating their oil reserves by 40%.