Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Power being cut to keep prices high? 

The Honorable Greg Melchin Minister of Energy.
404 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton T5K 2B6

Phone 780-427-3740
Fax 780-422-0195

Honorable Ralph Klein,
Room 307
Legislative Building,
Edmonton, AB T4K 2C6
Ralph Klein
December 16, 2004

Based on the Edmonton Journal article of December 11 by Gordon Jaremko the conservative machine is making the moves necessary to fix higher electrical prices! This has to do with the Epcor/Transalta cutting their output by 50%. This flies in the face of the AESO forecasts that we will be in the dark by 2006 unless we get this grid up and running at the 512 kv range! These companies are settling for 240kv according to mer Jarmenko’s article.

On examining Mr. Jarmeko he states he is not an expert in electricity but has drawn his information from experts in the field and ministers. I find the read of his article which I am enclosing for your review a complete jumble of nonsense with the overview of price controls by limiting power.

This is political not physics!

There is no power surplus in Alberta. We are paying daily bids no running into .16 which puts us on par with third world countries. Ohio, in a real mess depending totally on imported power (from Canada) is paying only .07. Coupled with the complete lack of planning that went into deregulation and the horrendous losses experienced by Albertans the prospect put forward of price control through the limitation of product is truly frightening.

Considering you have put billions of dollars of construction into motion with no views put out as to who is going to pay and how much we are expected to pay hardly leaves a person in the contort zone.

Please by return make some sense of Mr. Jaremko’s statements which I assume originated in your office. When I receive a decent explanation for the cut back of Keephills and Genesee, I will in turn publish them on the web in http://ralphsworld.blogspot.com/
John Clark
Attach: Jaremoko’s article from the Journal.

Mr. Jaremko's article available upon request

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