Thursday, June 23, 2016

WDT:Handful of Users May Get Their Own Power Grid

     A government funded "micro grid" may soon be competing with National Grid to distribute electricity to select spots in the City and the Town of Watertown.  This was a concept pushed a couple years back and seems to have steam again.
     It's called economic development as it could provide cheaper power to chosen parcels.
     Of course for the big utility, seeing a handful of large users cherry picked doesn't fit with their economy of scale model.
     Grid had been granted exclusive distribution in the city under it's franchise/power buy agreement that extends another 15 years.  Whether a micro grid program changes that had been a subject of conversation. This report lists JCC as part of the plan. The college is located in the City.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/funding-for-watertown-microgrid-included-in-development-agencys-recommended-budget-20160623&

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not just the city who would be in violation of binding agreements, there were a number of statewide settlements that also gave exclusive distribution rights to National Grid.

Anonymous said...

Government has way too much time on it's hands. What clowns in a room come up with this garbage?