Muskrat Falls

THE PROOF MUSKRAT FALLS IS NOVA SCOTIA’S PROJECT

The substance of Hydro’s mission is to satisfy the contracts with Emera to get large amounts of power flowing into Nova Scotia for the betterment of that province and its ratepayers.  The Island could easily live without the Muskrat Fals project and in fact, other than for the onerous Emera contracts, NL ratepayers would be best off if it was abandoned and left to rust.

FIRST YEAR OF OFFICIAL ENERGY DELIVERY NOT QUITE WHAT EMERA BARGAINED FOR

PlanetNL52: Happy Anniversary Emera on 1 Year of Official Energy Delivery Not Quite What Emera Bargained For Despite all the bad news related to Labrador Island...

GILBERT BENNETT AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF CRONYISM

$1 million is not bad farewell for a fellow whose work performance represents one of the principal reasons for a twenty million dollar Public Inquiry, and who failed so badly in his job so badly that NL Hydro is still trying to define the mess that he (and others) has left behind.

ANOTHER $0.5 BILLION FOR HYDRO? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?

Ms. Williams is long-winded on every issue except an explanation as to why the public has been handed a bucket of bolts for their $15 billion. Why would the public now give her Crown Corporation one more cent when she has failed to demonstrate either Hydro’s competence or the right to be trusted?

The Lies of Muskrat Get a Little Clearer

The relatively large size of the LIL to the small Island system means that if it trips out suddenly, the Island grid will experience a major disruption that risks a complete blackout.  The only solution Hydro appears to have found to mitigate this risk is to build out additions to expand reserve capacity that can absorb the impact of such an event. That’s the simple and direct explanation that Hydro is failing to provide.

NEED FOR POLLUTION CONTROLS AT HOLYROOD A CASE OF FRAUDALENT MISREPRESENTATION

Nalcor (Hydro) and Government possessed an extensive set of air quality data allowing them to fully understand the situation. They also had consultant advice to adopt low-sulphur fuels rather than install pollution control systems. Despite that, they chose to cover up the facts and present the story of highest possible costs.

THE LABRADOR ISLAND LINK IS “SUNK COST”

We should be worried that GNL will double down as big problems persist and costs continue to rise on Soldier’s Pond and the LIL,...

MUSKRAT FALLS: The Millstone Reaches A Major Milestone

Guest Post by PlanetNLPlanetNL41: The Millstone Reaches A Major Milestone PPA Payments Commenced; Capital Cost Understated; 2022 May Get RoughA letter sent to the Public Utilities Board from NL...