PNM's 2014 Integrated Resource Plan

First posted
Friday August 23, 2013 15:53
Updated
Tuesday February 10, 2015 20:27

Data versus open mouths and creative writing. And graphic arts department charts.

NEXTera Fredom of Information Act request for data from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center.

Fraud/scam wind generation of electricty photos. Electrlcity equivalent of a sewer system?

Knowing that Shale gas and oil entail “drill or die” programs due to the nature of their depletion curves,

The output of shale wells drops faster, too, falling by 60 to 70 percent in the first year alone, according to Austin, Texas-based Drillinginfo Inc. Traditional wells take two years to fall by about 55 percent before flattening out. That forces companies to keep drilling new wells to make up for lost productivity.

Opportunity (Almost) Lost.

Prosperity FOIA documents.

PNM Integrated Resources Plan [IRP] 2014 final report draft.

PNM IRP final report posted.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 20:27

Add-On-Variable Speed Controls for Roof Top Units.

 


Tuesday January 27, 2015 08:46

The Obama administration announced plans to reduce methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry by up to 45 percent by 2025, using both new regulations and voluntary steps to achieve this goal.

Nearly 30 percent of methane emissions in 2012 came from oil production and the production and transmission of natural gas.





American Genocide catchy title.

Book needed on liberal arts 'education'.

Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis

Viz required for publisher as well a recovery $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union insured [NCUSIF] retirement-protected savings accounts.

Iran first, then the liberal arts educated in energy, particularly large-scale solar and wind, are viz avenues.


Sunday January 25, 2015 17:25

Happen in US?
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was on Sunday plunged into darkness due to a massive power failure apparently triggered by a militant attack on a major power line, causing hardship to millions of people across the country, including capital Islamabad.

The power failure plunged about 80% country into darkness, the fourth major breakdown of the system within the past one month.



Wednesday January 7, 2015 16:56

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy expects a significant drop in temperatures will result in a high-energy demand.

Duke fears the stress could exhaust the electrical grid

[Insufficent solar and wind?]

Tuesday January 6, 2015 19:`0

Solar power to light up country.



PNM foes: Pollution controls over the top.



From $68B to 200 mph, a look at California’s high-speed rail.




Tuesday December 30, 2014 20:30

Renewable Energy Life Cycle: Cleaner and Cheaper.


Thursday November 27, 2014 18:4y

What will happen?
Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale

The fracking boom has driven U.S. output to the highest in three decades, contributing to a global surplus that Venezuela yesterday estimated at 2 million barrels a day. ...

U.S. oil production rose to 9.077 million barrels a day last week, the highest level in weekly data from the Energy Information Administration going back to 1983. Output will grow to 9.4 million next year, the most since 1972, it forecasts. ...

The boom has been driven by a combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing which has unlocked supplies from shale formations including the Bakken in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford in Texas. The technique is typically more expensive than pumping from conventional reservoirs.



Wednesday November 26, 2014 17:21

Erratic solar and wind power delivery project? Investors?
The objections led to nearly a year-long impasses on SunZia – a 550-mile project that would carry clean energy from Central New Mexico to Arizona for export to Western markets – after the BLM released its environmental impact statement in June 2013. The military’s objections prevented the BLM from moving forward with a final record of decision on the project.

If no significant concerns are raised through the 30-day comment period, the BLM could move forward on a SunZia decision in January.

David Getts - General Manager of SouthWestern Power Group and bill discussed alternergy possible scam/fraud at the end of a PNM IRP meeting.



Conversation with David Getts at end of PNM IRP meeting in January 2014.

Reason Getts refused email?

sunzia blm comments.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Mitigation Proposal. The EA is available for a 30-day public review and comment. ...

Comments will be accepted on the EA until December 28, 2014. Comments may be submitted electronically at: NMSunZiaProject@blm.gov . Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Attention: SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, NM 87502-0115. Please note that only those comments that relate to the Mitigation Proposal will be considered by the BLM as part of this comment period. ...

For additional information or clarification regarding the EA or the Project, please contact Adrian Garcia, telephone 505-954-2199; address 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87502; email agarcia@blm.gov.

Environmental assessmentfor the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Mitigation Proposal.



Scam/fraud liberal arts 'educated' pr attempt? 

PNM to add 40mw of solar next year.

Public Service Co. of New Mexico will add another 40 megawatts of utility-scale solar to the grid in 2015 after state regulators approved the company’s renewable energy procurement plan for next year.

On Wednesday, the five members of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously endorsed the plan, paving the way for PNM to construct new solar photovoltaic facilities in Central New Mexico next year at a cost of $79.3 million.

 

Solar enegy gets a facelift.
 


Wednesday November 26, 2014 09:57

Evidence accumulates that large-scale solar and wind generation of erratic power maybe scams promoted by the liberal arts 'educated' for business reasons.
Subject: RE: American genocide, altenergy and your books
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:01:08 -0500
From: Forrest Mims fmims@aol.com
To: william payne bpayne37@comcast.net
CC: leila_gh_art@yahoo.com, fmims@aol.com

Hi Bill,

The dreamers who think we can shift away from fossil fuels overnight simply have no idea of what they are promoting. Nor do they take into consideration the environmental compromises required to manufacture, maintain, install and decommission wind and solar installations.

Forrest

Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook, Monday November 24, 2014

By Kevin Avila-Robinson

A broad coalition of industry groups and some environmental groups now support the settlement, making upcoming hearings in January at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission appear less contentious ....

“I believe the hearings will be less contentious now that we have the stipulation,” said Steven Michel, chief counsel for the environmental group Western Resource Advocates, which supports the settlement. ...

The Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy – which represents 10 different groups – and New Energy Economy in Santa Fe oppose the stipulation, although the former is less critical than the latter. ...

“That’s the principal problem for us,” said Chuck Noble, attorney for the coalition. “If it weren’t for the 132 MW, we might have signed onto the stipulation.

“The question before the PRC is whether PNM should be permitted one last fling with coal and nuclear,” said Mariel Nanasi, New Energy executive director, ...



Above class of mountebanks
a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
stole $22,036 from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union insured restirement-protected saving accounts.

michael hartranft albuquerque journal.

Mike Hartranft.

Rio Rancho Observer.

Mike Hartranft
Managing Editor
505-891-7163
mhartranft@rrobserver.com

Treason evidence in Albuquerque Journal?





“The amount proposed now for Palo Verde electricity is about what we would pay for a new steam generator run by natural gas,” said Peter Gould, general counsel for Industrial Energy Consumers.


Friday November 21, 2014 07:45

Solar shill article response.







Sunday November 16, 2014 17:38

Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.

The project, which is being developed by Allied Energy Services, is an outlier. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama's administration severely restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.


Thursday November 13, 2014 07:33

MSM liberal arts 'educated' altenergy shills at work?
Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country's decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Since China emits more carbon and other heat-trapping gases than any other country, the pledge boosted global efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change.









Wednesday November 12, 2014 07:36

Solar and wind industries business ploy?
In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.


Peoplenomics.
Winter Arrives Early. So?

By now, I'm sure, you've heard that the snow in the upper Midwest has shattered records going back to the late 1800's.

President Obama is drafting a set of (what do we need more of?) executive orders that will attempt to get at the climate change problem.

While I have been fairly low-key on the matter of global climate change, which like everything else humans touch, we're trying to monetize, I have been quietly piling up data, starting with the basics and big picture.
Worth our $40/year subscription fee, imo.

Tuesday November 11, 2014 15:22

Good solar.
Solar company buoyed by loan.

But with solar-power adoption exploding in recent years, the company has faced more competition from other providers, generating pressure on the firm’s bottom line.
Small-scale solar generation of electricity works but is expenive experimental tests prove.
Zomeworks specializes in bringing products from idea to the market place. Our customer base ranges from the Off-Grid Home Owner to Public Utilities and Oil Companies. The products are simple, cost effective, require minimal maintenance and most operate passively – no pumps, motors or outside power. 




Large-scale solar generation of electricity may be a scam/fraud?


Tuesday October 21, 2014 08:04
The bottlenecks are limiting Peabody’s ability to capitalize on higher demand at U.S. power utilities, which used more coal and less natural gas in September and whose inventories are the lowest since 2005.
Friday October 10, 2014 19:44

Peoplenomics October 8, 2014.
Well, most of the energy is coal-fired and that thanks to a market forces hasn't been coming down in price. The old "hard coal" that some of us oldsters remember from our youth (shiny black coal) is almost all gone. And the lignite that's left is mainly used to fire electric plants.

?

Soo locks visit Tuesday October 7, 2014 revealed

On the Great Lakes, the most prominent commodities shipped through the Soo Locks at
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, for the shipping season of 201 2 were :

% of Total Commodity
62% Iron ore
18 % Coal
8% Wheat
6% L imestone
6 % All ( 30+ ) others

[Tons, volume, dollars???]


Sunday October 05, 2014 17:55

The US wind power industry still needs subsidy to compete with fossil fuels, according to Germany’s Siemens, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers.

Lisa Davis, who took over in August as the head of Siemens’ global energy business, told the Financial Times that although wind power in the US was close to “grid parity” – the level at which it becomes competitive with other sources of electricity – “we’re not there yet”.

Thursday August 21, 2014 13:31

Decommissioning in focus. As well as liberal arts 'educated' 'thinking'.


Decommissioned units of Four Corners Power Plant near Fruitland, New Mexico, are being dismantled Two units remain operational. The plant gets 100 percent of its coal from the Navajo Mine, which the Navajo Nation purchased in October. Some have questioned the tribe’s move as carbon regulations are tightened. ...

[Four Corners coal-fired Power Plant field trip May 26, 2014]

A crew of about 70 APS employees is gradually taking apart the three shuttered units. Some equipment is being sold for future use at other sites, but much of it will be scrapped. Piles of scrap metal are gathered in spots around the plant.





Email from Ed Malley August 20, 2014 seen but not read.








Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:29

Recent Fracking Support Has Fractivists Nervous.

 


Wednesday August 13, 2014 15:39

clean-coal technology can be a climate saver.

Think about it: coal plants account for about 40 percent of electricity production in the U.S. and worldwide. Some countries rely very heavily on coal: South Africa, 93 percent; Australia, 78 percent; China, 79 percent; India, 68 percent; and Germany, 41 percent.

Coal is also important in many smaller countries such as Israel and Greece, which depend on it for more than 50 percent of their electricity. Here in New Mexico, coal provides 68 percent of our power.



Password reinstated at the Energy Pulse!

Invalidated about time we went to Florida for three weeks.

A liberal arts 'educated' msm ploy?

Distributed Wind Energy: The New Cash Crop.





3/10% gas saving as a result of energy efficiency measures fomer NMGCO employee John Fernald reported
under sworn testimony at PRC hearing in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



78 More.

Viz them.



Liberal arts 'educated' dominate the legal industry too. In addition to the publishing and journalism industries.

Green energy appears to be another liberal arts 'educated' business.

Energy lawsuits are probably a waste of money?
12 States file lawsuit against EPA

West Virginia, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, and Murray Energy Corp., in their suits, said the EPA can't regulate carbon dioxide emissions based on another section of the Clean Air Act.

Monday August 11, 2014 20:27

Casualties in Obama's War on Coal.

The White House believes wind and solar power can, with the right mix of subsidies and regulations, replace the country's reliance on coal and gas for its energy needs. And so, under Obama's leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced stringent regulations designed to cut fossil fuel emissions by 30 percent over the next decade and a half. Along with the illusion that wind and solar power are up to the task, the EPA hopes the public will buy into the myth that the green agenda will cause little economic pain. But according to Independent Institute Research Director William F. Shughart II, the agency's new regulatory onslaught will impose huge costs on American households and businesses. ....

Clearly, the Obama administration’s green-tinted glasses have blinded it to evidence and reason.





Thursday August 7, 2014 20:12
Recent rulings on plant emissions of carbon dioxide by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proving to be a lot more stringent than originally thought. Worse for consumers is that if current estimates are correct, these changes will prove to be a lot more costly in the future. That is something that many of the most vocal opponents of the ruling warned would happen.


China produces more than 90 percent of the world's rare earths, which are key elements in defense industry components and modern technology from iPhones and disk drives to wind turbines. It imposed strict export quotas in 2010, saying it was trying to curtail pollution and preserve resources. China produces more than 90 percent of the world's rare earths, which are key elements in defense industry components and modern technology from iPhones and disk drives to wind turbines. It imposed strict export quotas in 2010, saying it was trying to curtail pollution and preserve resources.

Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and concerns over the toxic smog that enshrouds many of China’s cities is driving the country away from coal and oil and towards natural gas.

Gas usage has risen almost sevenfold over the past 13 years to 168bn cubic metres (bcm) and China is now the third-largest consumer in the world after the US and Russia.

[Liberal art 'educated' MSM article.]


Wednesday August 6, 2014 19:44

Metallurgical coal market has shown very little improvement over the past several months, and it is still represented as being an oversupplied market, even if pricing may have reached a bottom. Thermal coal demand remains pressured. Alpha is maintaining its 2014 shipments guidance for eastern metallurgical and eastern steam coals, while lowering its Powder River Basin guidance due to poor rail performance in the West.

Saturday August 2, 2014 06:28

Sell coal interests.

Buy natural gas, large-scale solar and wind investments.

PNM may be right? Or guilty of treason?
An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman said Friday that the company is “hopeful” that coal stockpiles can be sold in the next few months so the company can avoid laying off more than 1,100 surface coal miners and other support personnel by mid-October. ...

Environmental Protection Agency regulations are also a portion of the dark shadow cast over coal’s future, he said.

“EPA regulations are part of the reason there’s unsold coal,” Hawkins said.

Thursday July 31 2014 08:12

Solar, wind and natural gas charge Tesla batteries in New Mexico?
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors and electronics giant Panasonic announced Thursday that they have signed a deal to build a huge battery plant in the U.S. — a "Gigafactory." ...

Given the project's huge scope, states named as finalists are lined up to try to attract the project. They include California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Large-scale Tesla a scam/fraud too? Like maybe large-scale solar electricity generation?

Tesla trip to Santa Fe required that traveler stay over night to recharge since Tesla could not make it back to abq, electrical engineer at table reported.

Battery testing project.



Tuesday July 28, 2014 18:05

This Coal Breakout Looks Like It’s For Real.








Too, whoops.




Over the past three years, few investments have performed worse than coal.

The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE:KOL) has lost about 60% of its value since midway through 2011. Individual coal stocks have fared worse. Some have already filed for bankruptcy...

Investors hate coal stocks because they've brought them nothing but pain. Environmentalists hate coal because it pollutes. And politicians hate coal because they see an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and gain some much-needed positive publicity.

Early last month, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that power plants must reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide by 30% by 2030. The war on coal is here, and sentiment among the coal miners has finally hit rock bottom...

Comeback moves like this one can be incredibly profitable. By the time the average investor catches on, coal names could quickly double...


As the U.S. weans itself off the dirty fuels blamed for global warming at home, it has sent more dirty fuels than ever abroad to meet a growing demand.

In 2013 alone, coal shipped from Norfolk contained 48 million tons of carbon dioxide, pollution that could come back to haunt this city.
The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
If they don't like coal let them son's a b**ches freeze to death in the dark.

This is a bumper sticker we see all over PA and WV. I love it, too.


Monday July 28, 2014 19:32

Dirty coal sent from U.S. to other countries
BY DINA CAPPIELLO

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy - and pollution.

In the U.S., this coal and the carbon dioxide it will even- tually release into the atmo- sphere are some of the unwant- ed leftovers of an America going greener. With the coun- try moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administra- tion wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.

Yet the estimated 228,800 tons of carbon dioxide con- tained in the coal aboard the Prime Lily equals the annual emissions of a small American power plant. It's leaving this nation's shores, but not the planet.

"This is the single biggest flaw in U.S. climate policy," said Roger Martella, the former general counsel at the Environmental Protec- tion Agency under President George W. Bush. "Although the administration is moving forward with climate change regulations at home, we don't consider how policy decisions in the United States impact greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world."

This fossil fuel trade, which has soared under President Barack Obama, threatens to undermine his strategy to reduce the gases blamed for global warming. It also reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global issue. As the U.S. tries to set a global example by reducing demand for fos- sil fuels at home, American energy companies are send- ing more dirty fuels than ever to other parts of the world, exports worth billions of dol- lars every year. In some cases, these castoffs of America's clean energy push are end- ing up in places with more lax environmental standards. It's a global shell game on fossil fuels that at the very least makes the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it is, because it shifts some of the pollution - and the burden for cleaning it up - onto another country's balance sheet.

"It's not taking responsi- bility," said. Thomas Power, a research professor at the University of Montana who has worked for environmen- tal groups and clean energy foundations and has pushed for a more honest account- ing of emissions. "It's shifting the responsibility to someone else."

With companies looking to double America's coal exports, the nation's growing position in the global energy trade could make global warming worse, fueling the world'.s demand for coal when many experts say most fossil fuels should remain in the ground to avert the most disastrous effects of climate change.

Albuquerque Jounal< Monday July 28, 2014


The railroad operator reported that coal revenue rose 7% to $672 million on higher shipment volume. This reflected increased demand for utility coal from stockpile replenishment owing to a severe winter and higher natural gas prices.

When New Hampshire’s largest utility needed to rebuild coal supplies after the past frigid winter, it turned to Russia rather than Appalachia in the U.S. Northeast or Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.




Friday June 20, 2014 17:29

JUICE IS FLOWING AT NM'S LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT El Paso Electric announced the completion and the start of commercial operations this week of its 50-megawatt Macho Springs project, the largest solar power plant in New Mexico. It will generate enough energy to power more than 18,000 homes. Built on 600 acres of state trust land between Deming and Hatch in Luna County, it is jointly owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and by Turner Renewable Energy. EPE has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the plant. [One axis solar array, Pat O'Connell reported.]



Saturday June 14, 2014

MJ Shiao, Director of GTM Solar Research, notes, "At low levels of penetration, PV simply looks like a load reduction -- but at high levels of penetration, it can increase circuit voltage beyond regulated maximums or create other issues at the circuit level. "

"The question, of course, is where the line is between 'low penetration' and 'high penetration' -- or rather, how much PV can be installed before the utility has issues maintaining reliability," Shiao added. ...

Also, having homeowners pay for major grid upgrades like cap banks is more severe than the situation in other markets. ...

Jay Ignacio, president of HECO subsidiary HELCO, as saying, "We have, this past year, encountered a situation where the amount of PV that people are applying to connect to the circuit reaches a point where we have concerns, either with the voltage quantity or safety issues." He continued: "We’re currently at the level [on the Big Island] where 10 percent of our circuits have reached that point, where we have to tell people applying to add PV that they need to wait.”

Ignacio added, “If there’s more generation than energy being used, the energy needs to go some place. This is a difficult technical issue, and we’re not aware of another utility in the world that has addressed it. There’s no model for us to follow, no resource for us to tap into. We’re really creating new frontiers on this."

[MSM writer Eric Wesoff does not address how erratic electric output of solar systems is handled in Hawaii.
Solar installations in the West are currently being backed up by coal plants, but these must be kept running all the time.
Erratic solar-generated electric power output gains visibility for possible large-scale solar generation of electricity scam/fraud allegations.

Solar panel/battery small scale systems can handle erratic PV panel output using a charge/load controller like the HQRP.]


Tuesday June 10, 2014 07:15

In its annual Medium-Term Gas Market Report, it said global gas demand grew less last year than did demand for competing fuels: estimated at 3.49 trillion cubic meters, it was up just 1.2% from 2012, while oil demand rose 1.4%, coal was up 3-4% and renewables were up more than 4%. ...

Thanks to cheap coal, growing renewable capacity and weak industrial demand, the EU power sector has lost demand totaling 41 Bcm in 2012-2013 inclusive, dragging the region's gas demand to 470 Bcm, lower than it was in 2000, and not now forecast to reach 500 Bcm until 2016, compared with its peak of 567 Bcm in 2010.

Friday May 23, 2014 16:00

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#irpa2

(505) 476-3313
brian.k.johnson@state.nm.us

Hello Mr Johnson,

You wrote
The first utility-scale wind power plant in New Mexico, near House, commenced operation in July 2003. Known as the New Mexico Wind Energy Center, it is 204 megawatts in capacity.
Nine turbines north of Hollywood and Vine not spinning despite strong wind on December 29, 2013.

Author of
The bottom line is that even if the permitting agency allows the salvage credit, the total net cost of decommissioning this project today would be $10.4 million ($83,900/turbine). Our analysis quantified the large scrap price and demo cost escalation risk being assumed by the local community. To protect the community, the permitting agency should require a bond of a minimum $100/K per turbine ($12.4 million) to capture demolition cost escalation risk. If the wind developer can convince the bonding company of the high salvage value, then they should be able to negotiate a lower rate for the bond. If they were right, there would be very little price difference for a larger $12+ million bond. Shift the risk to the bonding company. Let the developer and bonding company assume the price risk — not the community.

advised contacting the state agency involved in the permitting processthe New Mexico Wind Center.

Please send only documents addressing decommission of turbines which are no longer producing power.

Please provide these documents under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

Please ack if you receive this email.

Please respond with electronic documents within 20 days.

If the Energy Conservation and Management Division is not the correct agency, then please direct me to the permitting agency.

regards,
bill

Phone message.




Friday May 23, 2014 11:57

Wood audio.

 




http://www.ecoult.com/

http://www.ultrabattery.com/



PNM Resources Shareholder May 15, 2014 - Annual Meeting.
 






Solar charge controller User's Manual English version.



Subject: PNM Information
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 20:43:35 +0000
From: Sponar, Susan Susan.Sponar@pnmresources.com
To: william payne bpayne37@comcast.net

Bill, I should have output information for you later. See if this will get you what you need:

The attached slides from San Diego California shows the same time period of output plotted on 1 second, 15 minute, and 1 hour time scales., just by way of illustration of solar output.

This link will take you to a report on Prosperity prepared by Sandia:

http://www.sandia.gov/ess/publications/SAND2012-6745.pdf

Once it is finalized, we will send you a copy of the final technical report for DOE which should provide a lot of technical detail.

If there is some other specific information you are looking for that these don’t answer, and the technical report that is coming soon, let us know.

Susan Snyder Sponar
PNM Resources, Corporate Communications
(505) 241-2768/Cell: (505) 803-1008
susan.sponar@pnmresources.com

Thursday May 15, 2014 06:52

Has question been answered?





Decommissioning wind audio Wednesday May 14, 2014.
New Mexico Wind Energy Center in Quay and DeBaca counties Tuesday May 20, 2014.

De Baca County,
NM 514 Avenue C County Courthouse
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Phone: (505)355-2601

Quay County
Richard Primrose - County Manager -
richard.primrose@quaycounty-nm.gov
P.O. Box 1246 300 S. Third Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone: 575-461-2112


Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:33

Texas Energy is Even Bigger Than You Think.



Natural gas 'experts' blunders explained by David Albin audio. April 8, 2014.



Tuesday May 13, 2014 10:36

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#sponar0513

Hello Ms Sponar,

Prosperity Solar production data apprears not be forthcoming despite your offer to render assistance.

Direct answer to the question of whether PNM shareholders have right to request data is perhaps more important than try to obtain data by other means?

Please reference corporate or other rules if there are any such rules.

If there are no such rules, then please state that no such rules exist.

Please ack if you receive this email.

Please respond by close of business Tuesdsay May 13, 2014.

regards,
bill 

PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project data pursuit.
Electricity supply
Profitable interruptions


[T]he rise in the use of renewable power, especially in Europe, has led to surges of supply on sunny and windy days and unpredictable lulls in conditions of cloud and calm. But that is a big opportunity for “demand-response” companies, which use computing power and clever algorithms to divert electricity from some consumers, such as factories or greenhouses, to users who need it more. ...

Fluctuations in wind and cloud can cause gluts or shortages within minutes. The conventional way to offset this is through gas, hydro or modern coal-fuelled power stations, which can be switched on or off quickly. ...

To be credible, demand response must be reliable. Grid managers want to know the power will be there when needed. That may favour the bigger demand-response companies—and the utilities, which could dominate the industry if they chose to enter it. Upstarts claim they have smarter algorithms. They say they are creating prime electricity out of subprime portfolios. That analogy will reassure neither customers nor rulemakers.

The Economist, May 10 2014 page 65
Yes, I have read it. As I said before, the current grid is not designed to effevtively distribute power from millions of small and highly variable sources (the green energy sources) to millions of consumers. Who will redesign the grid? Certainly not the large power generating companies since they have no incentives to spend billions of dollars to help their competition which is the millions of small green energy suppliers who do not have a cent to spare even with heavy government (tax payer) subsidies.

Author
New Renewable Energy Technologies: Status and Prospects - Part 2 - Wind Power.

New Mexcio Wind Energy data pursuit.

Ask Marilyn By Marilyn vos Savant

Do wind farms affect weatber, at least locally? — EdWard B, Vancouver Wash.

Yes, and the more wide- spread they become, the more these changes will go beyond the immediate area. Some effects, such as groupd warming and drying for miles around, are already known, but cumulative effects on the weather- especially if wind farming grows significantly — are unpredictable.

One point to note is that while wind farms are a source of renewable energy this doesn’t mean they — an other forms of renewable energy, for that matter— don't cause change. Even improved engineering of the turbines to reduce turbulence, etc. cannot eliminate the fact that the machines remove energy from the wind, and this will have an impact on the weather and ultimately the climate.

Parade Magazine, Sunday May 11, 2014 page 9

Below arrived in Monday May 12, 2014.



To everyone in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Community:

Yesterday I went to a Rotary meeting and heard one of our a] talk about all the incredible changes in telecommunications and data storage that have occurred in just the last few years. It was mind-boggling.

While we were not talking about either the efforts of an Alumni Office in general or Shattuck-St. Mary’s in particular, my mind went there immediately. At SSM, we believe that connectioi communication are the keys to letting people know what’s happening at your School and with other alumni. We use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and, yes, even snail mail to r these connections happen. Who knows what else we will add the mix in the months and years to come?

We may not know what new technology and networks will be but we do know that if we don’t have up-to-date contact information for you, both you and your School will miss out news, events like reunion, networking opportunities when ye need ajob or you relocate, and a myriad of other informatior

So, please “stay in the loop.” Complete the enclosed sheet a: return it to us. We will make sure you get all the informatiox about your School and we’ll make sure you feel connected tc next generation of alumni who are filling the seats in our classrooms today.

Thanks for your quick response! Thanks for staying in touci

Sincerely,

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Recovery of our $22,036 stolen from the Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union would be impossible with the tecnology of which Ms Schroeder speaks.

Google images.

Shattuck School and Whitman College classmate Tom Bustard died.

Never fully recovered from auto crash, Tim Palmer told bill in 2006.

Shattuck-St Mary's - 50 Year reunion A class of 1956.

Timothy Palmer.

Bill and Charlotte's son, Thomas F. "Tom" Bustard

Driving through Cuba, NM on way to visit Fred Fair at the Bear Paw ranch near Regina, NM.

Fred unloading cases of wine from his plane on the Bear Paw landing strip bought at Trader Joe's i
n Albuquerque.

Rumsfeld article. Fred is personal friend of Rumsfeld.

Atilano Lane sign hanging from Rumsfeld fence.

http://www.prosefights.org/malwaretips/zenith.htm#gilg

Albuquerque, New Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada Wednesday November 21-25, 2012.

Ted is one of bill's MS and PhD comupter science students.

View this email in your browser.



Friday May 9, 2014 09:02

Portable power generation, Vietnam hot LSs, large-scale solar generation of electricity, ... audio.

Shareholder Services
Corporate Headquarters
(800) 545-4425
Cathy Martinez (505) 241-4536
cathy.martinez@pnmresources.com
Audio.

Thursday May 8, 2014 06:57

These costs include the procurement of solar RECs from customers, wind resource procurements, and the revenue requirements for PNM- owned solar PV facilities and a solar battery storage demonstration project.


Death of Microsoft?
 


Monday May 5, 2014 15:32

World’s Biggest Solar PV Plant a Feather in DOE’s Cap.




Tuesday May 6, 2014 09:49




 

2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.


Let's do it.



Monday April 14, 2014 10:51

Oil sands companies, which have benefited from years of low natural gas prices, are once again facing rising costs as the commodity they need to fuel much of their operations becomes more expensive. ...

Even though the plant plans to shut down two units and lose about 340 megawatts, PNM has plans to build a 177 megawatt natural-gas power facility to be used during times of peak demand, and to build a 40-megawatt solar facility.

Wednesday April 9, 2014 06:42

Stanford graduate Tyle Gibbs New Mexico Wind Energy Center questions.

Paragon Natural Resources, Inc. 13612 Midway Road, Suite 510 Dallas, TX 75224.






Cashing, not writing, checks appears to be these guys expertise.


David Albin Anderson school of business presenation.

Warren Rowe and bill conversation about water and battery charging solar electric conversation.


Field trip Tuesday afternoon to Mr Rowe's office from about 14:30 to 16:45 to mostly discuss wind and solar energy.

Avacado solar-electric water pumping has the disadvantage that the panels take up a large area. Avacado trees can't be grown, thus reducing orchard output, Mr Rowe ponted out.



handed on exit.

activelsgn@aol.com
 

David Albin 1 hour two minute last part of presentation audio with audience questions.



Electricity generation segment of talk!

Business model of NGP in early part of talk not posted.

Foils



Audience questions.



Large auduience.









Achieving the Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy.




Friday April 5, 2014 18:21

Natural gas, wind and solar generation is going to replace Shut-down of San Juan coal-fired units, PNM IRP leader Pat O'Connell announced early in the IRP sessions.



Figure 54.



DAVID R. ALBIN.
Mr. Albin received a B.S. in Physics in 1981 and an M.B.A. in 1985 from Stanford University.

Mr. Getts received a B.A. in Management Engineering from Claremont Men’s College, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. [IRP vocal participant.]

Tyler Gibbs is a Stanford graduate too.

[Many Purdue graduate school classmates were Stanford graduates. And MIT too. No problem.]

Liberal arts 'educated' fracking article appeared in Sunset April 2014.

“It is time to step up and confirm once and for all if disposal wells are to blame” for the seismic activity and to formulate new rules governing the wells, said Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett. Disposal wells inject waste water produced along with oil and natural gas, and those volumes have swelled with the growth of hydraulic fracturing.

Monday, May. 12, 2014

Thursday April 24, 2014

1950s radio interview of WWII Polish air fighter ace.

Interviewer: Tell us about your first kills.

Ace ... in heavy Polish accent:

Three Fokkers attacked me. I shot them all down.

Interviewer: Fokker is a German aircraft.

Ace: Correct. But these fokkers were flying Messersmitts.



http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#sunsetfracking

Friday April 24, 2014 22:03

Texas family plagued with ailments gets $3M in 1st-of-its-kind fracking judgment


BS content redacted to focus on content ... which may nor not be true...

But these are members of the same class of incompetents masquerading as intelligent liberal arts 'educated' who stole our NCUSIF insured Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union retirement-protected $22,036 savings accounts.

No ack for Book proposal?. Incompetent liberal arts 'educated' stupid editors?





May 22, 2014, 6:00 a.m.
diana.marcum@latimes.com
shan.li@latimes.com

The Energy Information Administration cut by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in the shale, saying Tuesday that only 600 million barrels are likely to be extracted by existing technology, from 13.7 billion barrels originally expected.

That deals a sharp blow to hopes that the 1,750-square-mile formation could spark an economic boom in the Golden State. Oil industry advocates had often compared the Monterey Shale to the much smaller Bakken formation in North Dakota, where an oil boom has pushed down that state's unemployment rate to 2.6%  











Leila Ghasemi is facbook friend.




NERVOUS ENERGY
Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from tapping into that deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing. So could the damage—to California’s water, air, and land.
By Barry Yeoman
Education: New York University B.A. in journalism, summa cum laude, 1982.

Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities
in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis
[T]he San Antonio Valley is part of the Monterey Shale, a 1,750-square-mile patchwork of rock that the oil industry calls a potential energy bonanza. A 2011 U.S. government study estimated that the recoverable oil in- side the shale far outstrips the reserves fueling the current booms in North Dakota and Texas.

That oil is not easily obtained, though. Trapped in- side the rock, it needs to be extracted by one of several modern technologies. The best known is hydraulic fracturing, nicknamed “fracking,” which entails drilling deep beneath the earth’s surface and horizontally across the rock, then pumping water, chemicals, and sand underground to fracture the shale and free up the fuel. Fracking has unlocked stubborn oil and natural gas reserves elsewhere, creating jobs and fostering hopes for an energy-independent future. A recent study by the International Energy Agency said the technology is driving down U.S. gas and electricity prices, and it predicted that the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer around 2020 and that North America will be a net oil exporter by 2030.

But fracking and related activities have also been linked to water and air pollution, health problems ranging from asthma to low birth-weight babies, wildlife habitat disruption, and boomtown ills such as homelessness and crime. Environmental activists warn that these problems could plague California if the Monterey Shale is exploited.

THE NATIVE AMERICANS who lived in California thousands of years ago observed that the ground naturally seeped petroleum, which they used in thickened form for everything from canoe building to chewing gum. It took until the 19th century for oil drilling to begin, and in 1892 the first gusher erupted near Ventura. That kicked off a series of booms as oiffields were discovered around Los Angeles, the Central Valley, and offshore. Output peaked in 1985, though California still ranks third among the states in oil production.

With the easiest oil gone — oil that flowed from its source rock and pooled in underground reservoirs, waiting to be sucked out like a Slurpee — the big questions are how much remains and whether it can be reached. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) tried to answer those questions in a 2011 report examining the Lower 48’s shale resources. When it came to oil, the leader by a landslide was the Monterey Shale, a checkerboard of discrete basins that stretches from Southern California’s Orange County to the Eel River watershed north of Ukiah. EIA put the Monterey’s recoverable potential at 15.4 billion barrels, more than four times that of the next most promising formation, North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. The agency later lowered its estimate to 13.7 billion.

The report came out as fracking, ramping up nationwide, triggered North Dakota’s current oil boom and Pennsylvania’s natural gas rush. But drilling horizontally across the Monterey might prove trickier, because its rock strata have been jumbled over the eons by seismic activity. “On the East Coast, if we look at the geology, it’s akin to a layer cake,” says Jayni Foley Hein, executive director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at the University of California, Berkeley. “In the Monterey Shale, it’s more akin to a marble cake.”

For all the logistical challenges, the sheer amount of anticipated oil makes the Monterey too tempting for the energy industry to leave alone. “I think you could see, if the technological barriers are overcome, a significant replacement of imported oil with domestically produced oil,” says Tupper Hull, vice president of the Western States Petroleum Association. A University of Southern California study, funded by Hull’s organization, projected that, if EIA’s estimates are correct, drilling could create 2.8 million jobs in California and bring in $24.6 billion in state and local taxes during the peak year of 2020.

But the government’s projection has been disputed. In December, two organizations critical of fracking — the Post Carbon Institute and the Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy — released an analysis by veteran Canadian geoscientist J. David Hughes that concluded the EIA numbers are significantly overstated. That cast doubt on the rosy jobs forecast in the USC study Other industry-friendly studies have predicted smaller job gains too.

Susan Christopherson, an economic geographer at Cornell University, says the prosperity brought by oil and gas extraction often proves temporary. “It’s an industrial process,” she says. “It drives out other activities like tourism or farming. Once the boom-bust cycle is over and the drillers leave, those counties often have fewer people and less diverse economies than when they started.” ...

[N]ot long afterward, the first hints that oil companies might be interested in the local shale began surfacing. A well was drilled 10 miles from the Getzelmans’ farm, annoying the neighbors but not really alarming them. Oil and gas company representatives quietly began buying mineral rights near that well, though no one has approached the Getzehnans. News spread of the fracking booms in other places. The government re leased its 2011 Monterey Shale assessment. That year, and the next, the Bureau of Land Management auctioned mineral rights it owned in southern Monterey County. Buying the rights were Vintage Production California, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, as well as three agents that acquire and manage land for drillers: Neil Ormond, Lone Tree Energy, and West Coast Land Service.

Paula realized how little she knew about the Monterey Shale. The state did not track fracking activity. Oil companies were cagey about their plans. Studies about the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing were few. But there were reports of related water contamination in other states. As she learned more, Paula grew wary, particularly about the prospect of pumping fracking fluid — which often includes chemicals (such as benzene, 2-butoxyethanol, and toluene) that are linked to cancer or damage to the liver, bone marrow, or central nervous system — below the valley’s groundwater. “If they were to frack out here, and it were to go horribly wrong,” she says, “the consequences would be unspeakable.” ...

[O]il and gas companies have fractured rocks since the late 1940s, albeit on a smaller scale than today. “This technology has never been associated with groundwater contamination in California,” says the petroleum association’s Hull. Some scientists feel hopeful the Golden State will maintaln a healthy track record even as hydraulic fracturing or other well-stimulation methods ramp up. “Drilling for oil is a large-scale industrial process,” says Mark Zoback, who is a professor of geophysics at Stanford and an industry consultant. “There are a lot of things that can potentially go wrong. But if you follow best practice, and you get good regulations and enforce them, it can be done safely” Still, water contamination elsewhere shows that fracking is hardly foolproof. Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have discovered eievated levels of arsenic, selenium, and strontium—sometimes exceeding the government’s safety thresholds — in private drinking-water wells near drilling sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale. Likewise, Jackson and his former colleagues at Duke University have found heightened levels of methane and other gases in the water wells of Pennsylvanians living near Marcellus Shale fracking sites. “It’s very easy to say, rhetorically, that there haven't been any instances of water contamination documented in the state, so what’s there to worry about,” says environmental scientist Michael Kiparsky, associate director of the Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy at the University of California, Berke ley. But there’s a logical flaw in that reasoning, he says: Unlike the Marcellus and Barnett, the Monterey has never had high-intensity fracking on the same scale. Moreover, Kiparsky says, it could take decades or longer before contamination migrates far enough to be detected. “The problem then becomes similar to Superfund sites where the activity that ‘caused the pollution didn’t come to light as hazardous until later, and often until the perpetrator was long gone.”

Researchers do know there are plausible mechanisms for contamination, Fracturing shale also cracks the rock above it, says Anthony Ingraffea, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell. “You’re damaging what Mother Nature has provided over the last 300 million to 500 million years as a natural cap,” he says. “Over some period of time, there’s a possibility that the damage will allow gas or oil or other hydrocarbons to leak upward.” The weakest links in the safety chain, according to experts, are the steel casings and cement that line the wells underground. They’re designed to isolate harmful chemicals from the surrounding environment, but they’re far from infallible — 6 to 7 percent of new wells drilled in Pennsylvania over a three-year period had “compromised structural integrity,” according to Ingraffea’s research. The worst breaches can poison drinking or irrigation water, and Ingraffea says this “is undeniably happening, has happened, will always happen. and it’s not rare.” In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general released a report on the dangerous levels of carcinogenic benzene and explosive methane in drinking water in Parker County, Texas, near Fort Worth. A gas-production well used in fracking “was the most likely contributor to the contamination of the aquifer,” the report noted.

Ingraffea and Kiparsky fear that California oil operations could prove particularly vulnerable to well failure because of their proximity to earthquake faults. “The state is a very seismically active region,” Kiparsky says. “Might seismic activity cause the type of damage to cementing and casing that could lead to more contamination of groundwater?”

RESEARCH SUGGESTS that high-volume hydraulic fracturing could contribute to local air pollution and global climate change. Less often discussed are the implications — well pads, pipelines, access roads, 24-hour lighting, truck traffic — of having a long-term industrial infrastructure across the California countryside. Some of the Monterey Shale lies beneath places like the San Joaquin Valley’s Kern County, which is in many parts already heavily industrialized. Other areas, like the San Antonio Valley, remain pastoral.

“The specter of Kern County-type oil development extended to other parts of the state is, to me, really quite frightening,” Kiparsky says. “You would have vegetation removed. You’d have soil exposed. You’d have plants and animals displaced. You’d have disturbance 0: wildlife behavior. You’d have migration corridors interrupted. You could have sediment runoff that could degrade water quality in nearby streams, impacting fish and plant life. The ecological implications are potentially severe.” None of this is certain, he notes, because of the shortage of research. ...

[W]hen BLM auctioned off 20,000 acres of mineral leases in 2011 and 2012, many of the parcels surrounded Williams Hill. The agency didn’t believe much drilling would take place there, so it performed only cursory environmental assessments. “We haven’t seen a big rush into this area,” says Gabriel Garcia, a BLM field office manager who has also worked as an environmental protection specialist for the agency

Environmentalists and local officials took a less sanguine view. They feared that drilling on the land leased by BLM not only might pollute the water and air, but also could harm endangered species like the California condor, which was brought back from the edge of extinction and now numbers over 200 in the wild.

Since 2011, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club have filed two lawsuits to block the BLM leases. In March 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled that the first set of lease sales violated federal law. “The potential risk for contamination from fracking, while unknown, is not so remote or speculative to be completely ignored,” he wrote. BLM is now in settlement talks with the plaintiffs and has promised a fuller environmental review before moving forward.

CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND RANCHERS have not formed a consensus around fracking. Some, like Paula, believe that, based on current information, the risks outweigh any potential economic gain. Others are eager for the additional income from oil leases — ”particularly in this time of severe drought, when they’re laying 30 percent of their land fallow,” says Diane Friend, executive director of the Kings County Farm Bureau. Farmers there, she says, trust the steps that the oil companies are taking to protect their aquifers. And because saltwater intrusion has already forced many of them to rely on surface water for irrigation, problems underground won’t imperil their crops. “One reason they’re not afraid,” Friend says, “is that the water quality’s already bad.”

Hull, the industry official, says oil and agriculture have prospered side by side in California for more than a century. “They understand that it’s necessary to coexist, and they do so extremely well,” he says. The question is whether that peace will continue if drillers crack the Monterey code and the resulting boom demands more water. In a statewide context, the amount of water used for fracking would be small. But experts say it could create local shortages.

The Getzelmans use 7,000 gallons an acre every time they water their vineyard. Nationally, fracking requires about 1 million gallons of water annually per well; in California, which hasn’t had horizontal drilling on a mass scale yet, the water usage has been lower. But the state, which has seen its groundwater depleted by almost 20 trillion gallons since the early 1960s, could face tensions too. “Between groundwater concerns and the state’s recently declared ‘drought emergency,’ any expansion of water use for hydraulic fracturing in this region will likely spark strong public concern that could jeopardize the industry’s social license to operate,” says a report published in February by Ceres, a non-profit group that advises business leaders on sustainability issues.

WITH ALL THE UNCERTAINTIES about drilling the Monterey, how should California proceed? Last year, the state legislature passed a measure, called Senate Bill 4, allowing hydraulic fracturing and acid stimulation (another extraction process) while also puffing in place more regulation than exists today. It also mandated a study of the “hazards and risks” of these techniques that is due by January 1, 2015. The new law disappointed the oil industry, which considers its requirements burdensome and unnecessary. And it disappointed environmentalists, who wanted a moratorium until the safety issues are better understood. Hull considers the call for a moratorium “draconian” — an overreaction to what he considers modest and well-managed risks. “You would not do anything of a technological nature if you were required to first prove the absence of any risk, of all risk,” Hull says. “That’s silly.”


Barry Yeoman won a National Magazine Award for his exposé of the poultry industry for Southern Exposure. He has been honored by the Columbia J3~ournalismournalism Review as one of “the best unsung investigative journalists working in print in the United States.” This article was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent, nonprofit news organization.

DRILLING DOWN

To learn more about hydraulic fracturing or to follow the story as it develops, here’s a list of go-to sources. For a more complete list, visit sunset.com/frackinginfo.


Advancements in Wind Turbine Technology: Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost.


Breathroughs in control technology
has allowed GE to use a 120 meter
rotor on it GE 2.5 120 turbine, the
company's largest. Photo courtesy
of GE.

[Wind turbine maintenace looks to be
expensive and dangerous?

But is the electricity generated able
to pay for this?
]

This floating turbine solves all the wind energy problems.



Comments prevented so








Looking for a publisher ... and advance, ms northup. Any ideas?

Nonresponse from liberal arts 'educated' editor.

Literary scammers?





Ray and Martino are writing for money.

But who is paying them. And why?




Sunday April 6, 2014 08:40

Drilling proponents told a House panel Friday the oil-rich Monterey Shale Formation would create jobs and produce riches for Central California if Democrats allow oil companies to extract the abundant resource....

[N]o environmentalist was among the witnesses.

[Well-educated engineers and scientist who are also scam/fraud artists for business reasons are are as dangerous and the liberal arts 'educated'.

Reason is that the liberal arts 'educated' believe them because of their educational backgrounds.]

Raju Chebium at rchebium@gannett.com and on Twitter @rchebium

Facebook viz. Viz essential to defeat both the liberal arts 'educated' and well-educated engineer/scientist scam/fraud artists.





Sunday March 30, 2014 21:21

In Eden, N.C., however, folks at Ray's Bait & Tackle worry about something entirely different – that electricity customers will end up paying for the closure of ash ponds.

"I've got a customer that works at one of the factories in town," says Cece Glasgow, a clerk at Ray's. "He can't make more than $10 or $11 an hour, and he's got four kids to feed. His electricity rates went up $150 in one month. That's a lot of money for someone like that. How's he going to pay even more?"


Wednesday March 26, 2014 06:33

In a move reminiscent of Spain, the Czech Republic, Australia and even Germany, the Greek government has proposed cuts to the country’s successful Feed-in Tariff (FIT).


Wednesday March 19, 2014 17:05

No, Renewables Aren’t Going to Blow Up the Grid.







Subject: FW: [External] Prosperity battery supplier?
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:18:26 +0000
From: Integrated Resource Planning IRP@pnm.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net bpayne37@comcast.net

Hi Bill,

Here is an answer to a question you had asked us.

PNM IRP Team

-----Original Message-----
From: Willard, Steve
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Integrated Resource Planning
Subject: RE: [External] Prosperity battery supplier?

East Penn Manufacturing and their wholly owned subsidiary Ecoult

-----Original Message-----
From: Integrated Resource Planning
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Willard, Steve
Subject: FW: [External] Prosperity battery supplier?

Can you give me a brief answer? I'll send it from our mailbox.

-----Original Message-----
From: william payne [mailto:bpayne37@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Integrated Resource Planning Subject: [External] Prosperity battery supplier?

Hello irp engineers,

Which company supplies batteries for Prosperity?

regards, bill

EAST PENN manufacturing co.

Ecoult: Energy Storage Solutions.



Tuesday March 11, 2014 20:38

In the real world the Germans are at 23% renewables and have massive grid stability problems.

Its time for real studies that require real engineering--something that is difficult to do, costs a lot of money, takes a lot of time, and tends to make people really unhappy. ...

How Solar Breaks Traditional Planning on the Distribution Grid.

Status of the Solar Industry.



And look who is reading this in Tehran.





Monday March 10, 2014 21:03

VALENCIA COUNTY SAYS NO TO PNM SOLAR PLANT — Valencia County commissioners have voted down a proposed zone change for a 100-acre Public Service Company of New Mexico solar plant, its fourth such project in the county. Commissioners and residents cited worries about glare, property values, views and more industrial development in the area.




Friday March 7, 2014 11:23

PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project.



The batteries will store power when its cheap and abundant and then feed it to the grid during periods of high demand. They may replace so-called peaking plants that typically are fueled by natural gas and are costly to build and run because they sometimes operate only a few hours a year. The systems also can compensate for the intermittent output from wind and solar farms, according to a statement today.



A Chinese solar-cell maker failed to pay full interest on its bonds, leading to the country’s first onshore default and signaling the government will back off its practice of bailing out companies with bad debt.

Liberal arts 'education' focus. Dr. George Bridges, having successfully completed many of the goals established at the outset of his 10 - year tenure, has announced that he will relinquish his role as Whitman’s President on June 30, 2015. [Alt energy appears to be a branch of liberal arts 'education'.]


Thursday March 6, 2014 11:18

Venture Investors Flock to Off-Grid Solar: A Sign of Things to Come?



Tuesday March 4, 2014 11:18

Tesla’s Giga Battery Factory Threatens the Auto, Utility and Building Controls Markets.



http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/08/current-affair-4/

IEA Report: Wind and Solar Can Carry Bulk of Energy Transformation.



Monday March 3, 2014 12:10

Edison Electric Institute Really Does Not Want You to Go Solar.



Saturday March 1, 2014 08:40

Solar Paired With Storage Is a ‘Real, Near and Present’ Threat to Utilities.



Ms Susan Sponar is THE MOST hyperactive person bill ever observed at two or more IRP meeting with small laptop.

But is Ms Sponar intelligent and well-, either college or self, educated?
Hackers are self-educated. Hacking is not taught in colleges or universities.
Or a liberal arts 'educated' dimwit trying to masquerade as intelligent. A mountebank.

Investigation required.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#sponar


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:57

Hello Ms Sponar,

Response not received.

Data need as opposed to open mouths, creative writing, and art work demands ways to get the data from those apparently trying to conceal it.

regards,
bill

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:17

info@blockgbe.com

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#scamfraud

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:13

Hello blockgbe,

POWER PLAY on the PLAINS and http://blockgbe.com/ prompts me to comment that Grainbeltexpress is likely a Scam/fraud based on electricity sales evidence provided by PNM.

NextEra Energy Resources apparently sells all electricity produced at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center to PNM.

Here's the data.
Bill,

The information you are requesting is the type of information that we are happy to provide in our regular IRP meetings. You are encouraged to ask the question at the meeting and you will receive an answer. The price per MWh for generation from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center is $27.25. Annual generation from the facility is:

2003 211,931
2004 514,414
2005 513,019
2006 528,567
2007 500,420
2008 577,506
2009 533,289
2010 552,242
2011 579,900
2012 546,321

2003 is a partial year because the facility was under construction and did not come on-line until sometime after mid year. 2013 generation through September was 340,119 MWh. A formal request under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records act is unnecessary because PNM files this information with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in public documents. Also, since PNM is not a public entity, the Public Records Act does not apply to PNM.

Thank you for your continued participation in our Integrated Resource Plan. You are one of the few who have been there from the beginning.

Pat O’Connell

NextEra revenue from PNM may be insufficient to pay the eight employees let alone pay for deferred maintenance or delayed turbine decommissioning?

December 29, 2013 still and video field trip evidence.

Hope this helps.

regards,
bill
Notes

1 HEALING THE LAND. Ruling could provide up to $2.4B for cleaning up unranium mining contamination of the Navajo Nation. Sunday February 23, 2014 Albuquerque Journal, page B2.

2 Asarco Pollution and environmental issues [A]ugust 9, 2005, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Corpus Christi,[1] Texas ...

3 Thursday February 27, 2014 10:29

4



CLEAN LINE ENERGY PARTNERS.
Clean Line Energy is evaluating the use of steel lattice and steel monopole DC transmission structures to move large amounts of renewable power over long distances to market. 
[When the wind blows or the sun shines. Otherwise the transmission lines are idle? Erratic power, we are reading.]

Wind and Solar Wind Turbine and Solar PanelWhy Renewable Energy? Renewable energy is clean, affordable, domestic, and effectively infinite. It produces no emissions and results in cleaner air and water for all. Renewable power creates jobs and generates revenue for local communities. {But not enough revenue through sale of electricity to fund deferred maintenance or delay removal and safe disposal, PNM data shows in the case of NextEra's New Mexico Wind Energy Center?]

5

6

7

Hello Brian Donovan.

Mood music?

These guys are smart and keep changing access to their links.

Scorpion silhouette names james.

8

How did they get here?

1 ladder
2 elevator
3 helicopter
4 parachute
5 beam
6 other

Alstom.

Teather attched to standing worker implies safety?

Suppose worker is blown off turbine.

And hanging by teather.

Who is going to rescue worker? And how?

Welcome to the real world.



Funding available to research taller wind energy turbines.

9 Large-scale solar and wind generation of electricity may be scams/fraud promoted by the liberal arts 'educated' and crooked engineers? And the Obama adminstration, of course.

 





Contact Power Engineering Magazine.

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Friday February 28, 2014 15:08

A study was recently released by North Carolina State University that provides evidence supporting the fact that electric drive vehicles (EDVs) have little impact on reducing emissions. As an engineering audience that knows efficiency when they see it, most ECN readers will throw their hands in the air having known this for some time.



battery production pollution.

Pollution Caused By Building a Hybrid Car.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#tesla



Cramer: Tesla investors are 'playing with fire'.

Tesla to Texas: How do you like us now?



Tesla plans new battery factory; will employ 6,500. Published February 27, 2014

Tesla says that Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico are finalists for the plant, which would be powered largely by wind and solar energy. It says the plant would occupy up to 1,000 acres and that it is planned to start producing by 2017. 

[Investors, suppliers, Eclipse 500 owners and order holders lost well over $1 billion. There has never been a financial failure of this scale in the entire history of general aviation. Eclipse investors have lost hundreds of millions, but individuals are also big losers. Anybody who had a deposit for an airplane lost the money. And anybody who took delivery of the 260 or so airplanes to leave the factory has lost all warranties and the promises to modify the airplane to a final and usable status ...The Eclipse episode is the biggest disaster in memory for GA because it took more than a billion dollars that could have been used to create new and viable airplanes and wasted it. And the trauma will linger for years as investors, rightly terrified by the Eclipse disaster, refuse to put money into new airplane programs that can really work..]

The top 20 creditors listed In Eclipse Aviation's bankruptcy filing

· Kings Road Investments Ltd. of New York City, bond holder, $92.3 million · HBK Master Fund of Dallas, bond holder, $84.9 million · Citadel Horizons of Chicago, bond holder, $53.4 million · Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan, supplier, $31.8 million · Hampson Aerospace of England, supplier, $31.3 million · Pratt & Whitney Canada of Quebec, supplier, $30.1 million · UBS Securities of New York City, bond holder, $30 million · Silver Oak Capital of New York City, bond holder, $26.1 million · PAR Investment Partners of Boston, bond holder, $25.6 'million · Citadel Investment Group of Chicago, bond holder, $25.2 million · Morgan Stanley & Co. of New York City, bondholder, $24.1 million · Tempo Master Fund of Greenwich, Conn., bond holder, $21.2 million · Sandelman Partners MultiStrategy Master Fund of New York City, bond holder, $16.2 million · Seneca Capital International of New York City, bond holder, $14.7 million · UT Finance Corp. of East Hartford, Conn., credit guarantee, $13.5 million · DKR Capital Inc. of Stamford, Conn., bond holder, $11.2 million · Investment Interlachen of Minneapolis, bond holder, $11.2 million · Sandelman Partners of New York City, bond holder,. $8.4 million · Seneca Capital L.P. of New York City, bond holder, $7.7 million · Albany Engineered Composites Inc. of Albany, N.Y., supplier, $6.9 million

Albuquerque Journal Friday November 28, 2008

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:48

Publishing contract in focus. :)

STEVEN BARCLAY AGENCY.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#barclay


Wednesday February 26, 2014 19:30

Money is the name of the game, isn't it?



 

And we write for money.

No liberat arts 'educated' BS writing.






Notes

1Thursday February 27, 2014



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3





4



5




Wednesday February 26, 2014 06:27

Natural Gas' Role in PJM.



http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#figure54

Saturday February 22, 2014 08:04

PNM/EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration.
PNM/EPRI work unnecessarily expensive.

Solar charge controller User's Manual English version.

Where Will Enphase and the PV Microinverter Market Go in 2014?



First Solar’s Quiet Reveal of Its TetraSun High-Efficiency Silicon.








http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#gas2coal

Hello IRP engineers,


 
Albuquerque Journal Wednesday February 18, 2014.

Perhaps PNM's announced decision to switch from coal to
natural gas, wind, and solar deserves rethought?

regards,
bill





Coenzoro van Javadwipa
Ayu Widaningsih · Friends with Coenzoro van Javadwipa
habib stop your mouth stupid pagan !!!



Habib Al Sabil.







More mood music.
Notes

1 POWER PLAY on the PLAINS. http://blockgbe.com/

Grainbeltexpress. Scam/fraud? Let's present New Mexico Wind Energy Center data.

NEXTera New Mexico Wind Energy Center PNM payment data suggests scam/fraud?

prosperity solar facility' next. Where is pnm page?

2 Commad and Control reading shifts thoughts to rename of 'Scorption Silhoutte named James' to more catchy title. American Genocide: A scorpion silhoutte named James.

Finished. Know what do do.

3 Autobody shop removed door panel to disover knocking noise. Lifetime repair warranty.

Autobody shop wanted to replace window on cr-v to fix knocking noise.

Jason removed door panel.

Bill analyzed to discover loose bolt source of noise.

Now to try to recover $55 paic to remove and replace door panel. Plus $10 tip to guy who discovered source of noise problem ... but did not fix by tightening bolt.

4


Friday February 21, 2014 09:28

Primary assigned task is to determine if large-scale solar generation of electricity is a scam/fraud.

Electricity output revenue at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center employee costs along with deferred maintenance or delayed turbine removal and safe disposal costs raises more fraud/scam concerns.



http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#costs
Monday February 17, 2014 14:59



http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#ambekar



Dissecting the Internet of Things pdf.

http://www.prosefights.org/lenovog580/8toxp.htm#win81.
http://www.prosefights.org/malwaretips/malwaretips.htm.
http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm.








Mr. Payne -

Based on your voice mail message, I will process your request as submitted and send you what documents we have in our files.

Thank you.

Ann

Ann C. Dunlap
Paralegal Specialist
FOIA Officer

National Energy Technology Laboratory
U. S. Department of Energy
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P. O. Box 10940
M/S 922/M210
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 386-6167
(412) 386-5949 - fax
email: ann.dunlap@netl.doe.gov

From engineers we expect different response.



Bill,

The information you are requesting is the type of information that we are happy to provide in our regular IRP meetings. You are encouraged to ask the question at the meeting and you will receive an answer. The price per MWh for generation from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center is $27.25. Annual generation from the facility is:

2003 211,931
2004 514,414
2005 513,019
2006 528,567
2007 500,420
2008 577,506
2009 533,289
2010 552,242
2011 579,900
2012 546,321

2003 is a partial year because the facility was under construction and did not come on-line until sometime after mid year. 2013 generation through September was 340,119 MWh. A formal request under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records act is unnecessary because PNM files this information with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in public documents. Also, since PNM is not a public entity, the Public Records Act does not apply to PNM.

Thank you for your continued participation in our Integrated Resource Plan. You are one of the few who have been there from the beginning.

Pat O’Connell

Notes

Tuesday February 18, 2014 13:16

1 number of employees at new mexico wind energy center.

2 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2013.

3 Google search for 'new mexico wind energy center' resulted in




Why?

Could this be the reason?



:)





Hello Bruce,

Either I knew you or knew of you when we were at Sandia. Your name is familiar.

Kent Parsons was our department manager while I was in 2311 in the weapons directorate.

Missing PNM New Mexico Wind Energy Center web page.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#eight

NEXTera revenue from PNM may be insufficient to pay the eight employees let alone pay for deferred maintenance or delayed turbine removal and safe disposal?

Here's a link to the New Mexico Wind Energy Center field trip.

http://www.prosefights.org/xmas13/house.htm#fieldtrip

Look forward to speak with you again at the March 11 meeting.

regards,
bill


Thursday February 20 2014.



4 Arrived in mail Tuesday February 18, 2014.



Not opened.

5 The U.S. is Energized About Energy and the Environment as we Move into 2014.





6 Where are Natural Gas prices headed?









Mood music.

7 Retired Sandians discuss erratic output of wind and solar generated electricity on the grid ... and other topics too.

8 Obama orders new fuel standards for trucks.



Wednesday February 19, 2014.

9 In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation.







Thursday February 13, 2014 19:59







Wind and large-scale solar generation of electricity emerges as a branch of liberal arts 'education'? And of organized crime too?

Wednesday February 12, 2014 10:14

Home Power Largest wind power farm constructed in Ireland in 2013 now online Largest wind power farm constructed in Ireland in 2013 now online.



Tuesday February 11, 2014 17:14



Mood music.

Solar Power - From the Rooftops to the Oceans and the Sky



Local Oahu press has quoted a HECO spokesperson as saying that the utility cannot permit circuits to become “dangerous” or “unreliable” because of “too much PV on those circuits.” HECO’s Peter Rosegg said that the utility’s grid was never designed to convey power in two directions, and too much PV on a circuit would cause overvoltage and reliability issues.



$2,100 per kilowatt for battery storage systems


Wednesday February 5, 2014 08:32

 


Bill's ms and phd students in computer science.

Tuesday February 4, 2014 19:22





?

Not opened.

Mood music.



Data can be obtained in three legal ways in New Mexico.

1 Freedom of Information Act if federal money involved.
2 Public Records Request.
3 Perhaps shareholder request?

Susan Sponar pnm.

Ms Sponar telephone message.



susan.sponar@pnmresources.com

New Mexico Wind Energy field trip

New Mexico Wind Energy Center employee won't answer question of purpose of rock dump at north base of turbine 58.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#patpra

Thursday January 30, 2014 14:49

Hello Pat,

This is a formal request under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.
Copies of verified records of all payments, number of kilowatt hours purchased for each payment, and cost per kilowatt hour for each payment for all power purchased from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center from January 1, 2003 until January 31, 2014.
I wish to receive electronic copies at bpayne37@comcast.net or post on the PNM IRP web site.

Please comply with request within 15 calendar days or request an extension of time.

If the request is denied, then please send a written denial.

Please ack if you receive this email.

regards,
bill
Notes

Thursday January 30, 2014 15:11

1 Requesting public records is easy.
(888) 843-9121 or info@nmfog.org

2 Inspection of Public Records Compliance Guide.

3



4



5



6



7

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Tuesday February 4, 2014 13:49

8 Electricity generated at the New Mexico Wind Energy is sold exclusively to PNM, it is reported.
Wind turbines fall over in stong winds.

“More troubling for wind fleet owners and operators is that many turbines are coming off warranty. The end of last year marked the first time in U.S. history that more wind turbines were operating out of warranty than were covered, according to Wind Systems magazine, while many more are approaching the end of their warranties. Hidden costs of maintenance have climbed sharply, though some promising technologies may help reduce those costs, Energy Biz noted.

 


9



10 National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?



11 Some Economic Aspects of America's Energy Advantage



12 Caruba: Obama's War on America's Energy Needs





13 Protecting our Energy Grids to Create Safe and Secure Cities



Monday February 3, 2014 14:19

Colorado Holds Hearing on Xcel's Solar Panel Plan




Tuesday January 28, 2014 19:52







A storm with national implications is brewing in California





Bureaucrats usually do not answer the phone.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#dunlap2 

Tuesday January 28, 2014 14:23

Ann C. Dunlap
Paralegal Specialist
FOIA Officer
National Energy Technology Laboratory
U. S. Department of Energy

Voicemail to Ms Ann Dunlap.

Dunlap bokmark.




Tuesday January 28, 2014 06:49

SLIDE9 | JANUARY 27, 2014 SMART GRID & TECHNOLOGY BIGGER PICTURE

Thursday January 23, 2014 1 12:23

 

NASA: 2013 sustains global warming trend (since 1880).


Wednesday January 22, 2014 14:50

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#dunlap

Wednesday January 22, 2014 14:47

"DOE had no part in the funding of the overall project"









Subject: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:00:28 -0500
From: Ann Dunlap Ann.Dunlap@NETL.DOE.GOV
To: bpayne37@comcast.net

Mr. Payne:

I am the FOIA Officer for the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). I have been working with our HQ Office of Information Resources in trying to determine the best office to respond to your FOIA request for information regarding the Prosperity solar facility.

NETL handled only the portion of the work with regard to PNM which dealt with the battery system and energy storage. The solar (photovoltaic) portion was handled by PNM, and DOE had no part in the funding of the overall project. This information was sent to me by the project officer.

Therefore, you would be getting a "no records" response from me. You would have to pursue the request for solar information directly with PNM.

Based on the above information, would you please advise if you would like to continue with your FOIA request as it is, or if you care to modify for other information that we may have in our records? If not, please let me know if you want to withdraw your request. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you for your interest in NETL.

Ann

Ann C. Dunlap
Paralegal Specialist
FOIA Officer


National Energy Technology Laboratory
U. S. Department of Energy
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P. O. Box 10940
M/S 7922/M210
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 386-6167
(412) 386-5949 - fax
email: ann.dunlap@netl.doe.gov

Wednesday January 22, 2014 10:58

How to properly pronounce 'Ngo' audio.

Farmer's Market :)


Tuesday January 21, 2014 06:38

Final turbine installed at Grady wind farm.

Business Outlook, Albuquerque Journal Monday January 20 214 page 10 also.

How much does it cost to take them down and safely despose of the reminants?



Looks expensive and dangerous?
The cost of electricity (typically cents/kWh, euro/kWh, euro or $/MWh) generated by different sources is a calculation of the cost of generating electricity at the point of connection to a load or electricity grid. It includes the initial capital, discount rate, as well as the costs of continuous operation, fuel, and maintenance. ...

Capital costs (including waste disposal and decommissioning costs for nuclear energy) - tend to be low for fossil fuel power stations; high for wind turbines, solar PV; very high for waste to energy, wave and tidal, solar thermal, and nuclear.

 





Tuesday January 21, 2014 06:00

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#laney4

Next step preparation.
My friend's last name is Ngo. Most people say that you pronounce it as you would say "no" but what is the authentic Vietnamese pronunciation?

Pronouncing "Ngo": The "ng" is same as the ng in "song". It is a nasal pronounciation. "O" is the same as the english "o". That gives you Ngow (nasal sound)



Tyler Gibbs.
Michael Novogradac.
Amthony Pedroni. 


Sunday January 19, 2014 16:23

Subject: RE: accountability and data vs open mouths, creative writing, and the graphic arts department

Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:07:13 -0800

PNM is dreaming. The problem with battery storage is twofold:

1. It does not scale. It is OK for small projects but does not scale to a State or even a small city like Albuquerque.

2. Batteries are notoriously bad because of their massive carbon dioxide footprint and environmental pollution issues associated with their manufacture and disposal.
____

Author and bill salmon fishing.

Saturday January 18, 2014 10:56
 
Recovery of NCUSIF insured $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union retirement-protected savings accounts increases as the public becomes more aware how the liberal arts 'educated' operate.

Before Internet, Facebook, Twitter the liberal arts 'educted' got away with this.

Liberal arts 'educated' journalists protect their breathern.
Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis

Fraud/scam wind generation of electricty photos?






http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#laney3










Thursday January 16, 2014 11:29

Hello Ms Laney,

You wrote
We reviewed your request for expedited processing and determined that it does not meet the requirements for compelling need under the FOIA.
but you apparently did not follow FOIA rules which requires
(6)

(A) Each agency, upon any request for records made under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection, shall—

(i) determine within 20 days (excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays) after the receipt of any such request whether to comply with such request and shall immediately notify the person making such request of such determination and the reasons therefor, and of the right of such person to appeal to the head of the agency any adverse determination; and


http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/552

Please tell me the name, address, phone number and email address of the 'head of the agency' so that I can file an appeal.

Please do this by the close of business Friday January 17, 2014.

Regards,
bill





Anita Langley.






Tuesday January 14, 2014 21:27

Intel is leaving vacant a massive new multibillion-dollar computer-chip factory in Chandler, Ariz., that President Barack Obama once touted as a symbol of the future of U.S. manufacturing. The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that no employees are working in the facility, known as Fab 42, which was completed late last year and was to bring 1,000 jobs and a $5.2 billion company investment.

[Intel Rio Rancho facility may close, we heard.]

The chipmaking giant also has a major plant in Rio Rancho, N.M., where it announced it was cutting about 400 positions in the fall.

Tuesday January 14, 2014 17:39

In many parts of the world there are significant financial incentives for homeowners to install roof-top solar panels. This can include capital grants for the equipment, tax write-offs and/or Feed-In-Tariffs that guarantee that electricity produced by the solar panel will be purchased by the local utility at above-market prices. In Hawaii the annual cost of these incentives is at least $200 million. In Germany it is now in the $billions.

As I pointed out in an earlier blog posting there is inherent unfairness in these subsidies which are only available to relatively wealthy single-family home owners. People living in multi-family dwellings, renters, and those on low or fixed incomes that cannot afford the capital costs of the installation cannot share in these programs. They can, however, contribute through taxes and electricity bill payments to the cost of the subsidies. They can also disproportionately help pay for the added complexities of a grid that can incorporate distributed power generation. 

Sunday January 12, 2014 06:54
  
http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#laney1


Sunday January 12, 2014 06:50

Hello Ms Laney,

Initial impression after reading
It is the practice of the National Nuclear Security Administration, in accordance with Departmental policy, to process FOIA requests in the approximate order of the date received by this office. Your request is out for a search for responsive records. A number of requests received prior to yours are pending, and your request will be processed in turn. We will make every effort to respond to your request as quickly as possible. Although we are committed to responding to your request in a timely manner, we estimate that we will not be able to respond to your request in 20 working days as mandated by law. We need more time to complete the search, review the record(s) for release, and prepare the response to you, as some requests, depending upon the volume of records, the complexity of the search, and/or the sensitivity of the subject matter, require additional time to complete.

With respect to your request for a waiver of fees, pursuant to 10 CFR § 1004.9(a)(6), fees are not charged where they would amount to $15.00 or less. Your request falls under the category of "Other." As such, you are entitled to the first two hours of search and 100 pages of paper copies or reasonable equivalent free. After that, actual direct costs are charged. We have not determined, at this time, the costs of processing your request; however, your request for a waiver will be considered if it is later determined that costs would exceed the standard $15.00 allowance.

is that you are a liberal arts 'educated'
Saturday January 4, 2014 12:49

Those dead­beat liberal-arts students
Leland Teschler
Machine Design
Nov. 27, 2013

I once had a classmate in college who bailed out of aerospace engineering and into political science. He really didn’t have much choice. He was on academic probation and close to flunking out of engineering school. But the switch seemed to be the right decision for him, as he went from a D to B+ average. ...

Conard thinks slow economic growth is partly the result of university students choosing to pursue liberal-arts degrees. ...

Conard’s point is that every kid who decides to study art history instead of engineering drives up the cost of economic activity. 

mountebank involved in an incompetent altenergy scam/fraud charade with an attempt to masquerade as intelligent.

Decision made NOT to accuse you but rather to try, with your help, to obtain documents that some are perhaps involved in altenergry scams/frauds.

...

regards,
bill

Friday January 10, 2014 18:52

Ms Candelaria phone conversation Thursday January 9, 2014.



Atttachment.

 





Text file of above.




Hossein Karimi.




Script

Audio of script conversation.

505-845-5862

Hello Ms Candelaria,

This is william payne at 505-292-7037.

Please provide a status report on progress to supply information on the PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project in Freedom of Information Request HQ-2014-00319-F .

Thank you.

David Getts attended PNM IRP Thursday January 9, 2014.




Friday January 10, 2014 14:13

Ms Candelaria phone conversation Thursday January 9, 2014.



Atttachment.

 





Text file of above.




Hossein Karimi.


Script

Audio of script conversation.

505-845-5862

Hello Ms Candelaria,

This is william payne at 505-292-7037.

Please provide a status report on progress to supply information on the PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project in Freedom of Information Request HQ-2014-00319-F .

Thank you.

David Getts attended PNM IRP Thursday January 9, 2014.





Tuesday January 7, 2014 19:49

Bankruptcy trips up Santa Fe’s water-meter lawsuit

SANTA FE – Santa Fe city government's effort to recover $5 million spent on a faulty radio-controlled water meter-reading system and extract damages from the supplier has run into a roadblock. ...

Tuesday January 7, 2014 10:46 

Bankruptcy trips up Santa Fe’s water-meter lawsuit

SANTA FE – Santa Fe city government's effort to recover $5 million spent on a faulty radio-controlled water meter-reading system and extract damages from the supplier has run into a roadblock.


Monday January 6, 2014 13:41









Monday January 6, 2014 07:09

Double threat: US grid vulnerable on two fronts

Consensus is growing that the U.S. electricity grid is vulnerable to both hacking and physical attacks, but protecting it remains a work in progress—especially given the spending that would be necessary by financially stretched utilities.

[Third front. Grid attack by the liberal arts 'educated'.]
Saturday January 4, 2014 12:49

Those dead­beat liberal-arts students
Leland Teschler
Machine Design
Nov. 27, 2013

I once had a classmate in college who bailed out of aerospace engineering and into political science. He really didn’t have much choice. He was on academic probation and close to flunking out of engineering school. But the switch seemed to be the right decision for him, as he went from a D to B+ average. ...

Conard thinks slow economic growth is partly the result of university students choosing to pursue liberal-arts degrees. ...

Conard’s point is that every kid who decides to study art history instead of engineering drives up the cost of economic activity.

Friday January 3, 2014 19:10

NEXTera Energy Resources New Mexico Wind Energy Center field trip Sunday December 29, 2013.

Inside of spinning wind turbine.




Wednesday January 1, 2014 07:31



December 24, 2013

Mr. William Payne
13015 Calle De Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Re: HQ-2014-00319-F Dear Mr. Payne:

This is an interim response to the request for information that you sent to the Department of Energy (DOE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. You asked for a copy of documents that verified equipment and installation costs at Prosperity solar facility.

Any documents that may exist at the DOE that are responsive to the request are under the jurisdiction of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the General Counsel at the Albuquerque Complex. For this reason, I have sent the request to that location to conduct a search of their files.

If you have any questions about the request, you may contact Ms. Marlena Candelaria, the Administrative Support Assistant at the NNSA Office of the General Counsel FOJA/PA Staff, P.O. Box 5400, Albuquerque, NM 87 185-5400. She also can be contacted on (505) 845-5862.

This is the final response that you will receive about your request from this office. If you have any questions about this correspondence, you may contact Ms. Diana P. Ngo of my staff on (202) 586-1201.

Sinerely,


Alexander C. Morris
FOIA Officer
Office of Information Resources

Alexander 'Chris' Morris.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#chris






Email about insured stolen $22,036.

alexander.morris@hq.doe.gov










Saturday December 21, 2013 08:37

PRC restores solar energy credits.
Video script




Video.



Hello Mr Pedroni,

Question of whether wind generation of electricically is economically viable likely can be answered by examination of cost and electric production data, if collected, at NEXTera's New Mexico Wind Energy Center located near House, New Mexico.

The Center began electricity production in 2003, it is reported. So data should available for this about 10 year period.

Please provide us the data requested in the informal NEXTera Tuesday November 26, 2013 09:37 FOIA request.

If this request is denied, then please provide us accounting data of all federal and state of New Mexico funds received for the New Mexico Wind Energy Center.

Please respond by Monday January 6, 2014.

regards,
bill
Notes

Data, not open mounths, creative writing or charts from the graphics art department, is goal.

Wind turbine electricity output and cost of worldwide interest.




If informal FOIA requests don't work, then

 























 









Boxes are less than half total which resulted from our legal project.




Friday November 22, 2013 11:30

Santee Cooper to remove coal ash.


Wednesday November 20, 2013 18:39

REGULATORS CHANGE RULE ON RENEWABLE COST THRESHOLD — State regulators on Wednesday voted 3-2 to change the way the cost of renewables purchased by utilities like PNM are calculated and passed on to customers, infuriating some in the solar industry in particular. Public Regulation Commission members kept the existing percentage of each alternative energy source a utility must use but will allow each kilowatt of solar to count for more in meeting the state mandate than before. In essence, utilities will not have purchase as much solar going forward.


Tuesday November 19, 2013 07:27

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#wheeler

 



Ms Evelin Wheeler to left of Pat O'Connell.





Ms Donna Crawford questions Ms Wheelter about where the $7.1 million comes from audio.

Ratepayers subsidizing solar generation of eletricity 'research' project?



Mr Phillips has not yet acknowledged receipt of the above mentioned FOIA.

Name tag is out of focus but reads Susan Sponar.





Friday November 15, 2013 06:41

 

Pro Se [for yourself] Fights - Comcast.net home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/? PNM Prosperity solar facility FOIA. ... Data in possession of PNM is likely to prove or disprove allegation that large-scale solar .... Phillips@pnmresources.com

When the wind blows The hopes, fears and worries of Europe’s quest for renewable energy Sep 7th 2013 was brought to my attention by John Sobolewski on September 9, 2013 when he handed me his copy of The Economist.
If at times Germany has too much of a good thing, at others it must suck power from nuclear plants across the border in France. And German ministers still worry about the risk of blackouts when the weather is cold, the sun does not shine and the wind does not blow.

Neighbours such as Poland and the Czech Republic complain that power surges from ermany are playing havoc with their grids
. ...

Another oddity is that Germany pays some of the lowest wholesale prices for electricity in Europe, yet suffers from some of the highest retail prices. Consumers are burdened with all manner of network fees, taxes and ever-growing charges to subsidise renewable energy.

Mr Swan in below article explains the problem of large-scale solar generation of electricity
As of the end of 2012 Germany had more than 30 GW of "nameplate" PV solar capacity and more than 30 GW of wind generation capacity. For a few hours around noon during windy spring days renewable energy regularly meets up to 40% or more of total German electrical requirements.

Unfortunately there is a large dark cloud towering above this silver lining. Despite ever-increasing generation capacity, wind and solar sources have failed to consistently produce power when it is needed or significantly reduce German dependence upon traditional thermal generation assets (coal and natural gas-fired plants and nuclear plants).  ...

PV Solar generation also displays a great deal of variability and of course is not available after sunset when electricity demand is still quite high. The seasonal variation of PV generation in Germany is even more disturbing with winter values less than a quarter of summer values.

With renewable generation varying by an order of magnitude across the seasons and sometimes within a few hours at night how has the German electrical sector managed to keep the lights on? By depending upon traditional thermal generating assets which must be kept fully operational as "spinning reserves" that are available at all times to back-up renewable sources.
and hence why large-scale solar generation of electricity may be a scam/fraud.


Wednesday November 6, 2013 12:09

Ben Phillips.
 
Ben.phillips@pnmresources.com

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#phillips

Hello Mr Phillips,

Please provide verified equipment and installation costs at Prosperity solar facility.

Also return verified spread sheet data for the Prosperity solar facility.

This request is made under Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552.

I ask that PNM responds to this request within the 20 working days allowed by FOIA rules.

Please ack if you receive this email.

Regards,

William H. Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-292-7037



Notes

Wednesday November 6, 2013 21:40

1 This lawsuit was filed on February 28, 1997 under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, relating to a request for documents which William H. Payne made upon the National Security Agency.

2 I ask that you respond to this request within the 20 working days allowed by FOIA rules.

Sincerely
William H. Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-292-7037

3 Attachment.



4



5
 

6



Mood music.









7



8 Understanding the Financial Impact of Wind Plant Uncertainty: How risk translates to dollars in wind projects.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Unanswered question. :)


The Energy Chronicles - Part Two: A Recipe for Disaster.
Scott Shugarts


 

AWS Truepower.

AWS facebook.



Dr. Bruce Bailey, President and CEO.


Friday November 22, 2013 11:39

Hello Dr Bailey,

Located just southeast of San Francisco, California, the wind farm is one of the oldest and largest in North America. The unique site features wind turbines ranging in age, with the oldest being nearly 30 years old. The only problem with these aging turbines, apart from the fact that only about half of the 4,000 featured at the farm actually work, is that they tend to kill birds.


"These turbines are designed to last 20 to 25 years ..."
Removal and safe disposal of wind turnbines ...

regards,
bill

Notes
____

wind farm cost benefit analysis.
4 Engineer Mike explains wind turbine electronics.
Compared with traditional windmills, however, modern wind turbines are far more efficient. Their rotors are pointed into the wind under computer control, and their blades exploit the phenomenon of aerodynamic “lift” that keeps aeroplanes in the air.
___
As of 2010, a settlement has been reached between the Audubon Society, Californians for Renewable Energy and NextEra Energy Resources (who operate some 5,000 turbines in the area). Nearly half of the smaller turbines will be replaced by newer, more bird-friendly models. The project is expected to be complete by 2015 and includes $2.5 million for raptor habitat restoration.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to see 5% of our electricity produced by wind turbine in 2010. Energy companies are eagerly investing in wind power, finding the arrangement quite profitable.

A little research, however, reveals that wind power does not in fact live up to the claims made by its advocates, that its impact on the environment and people's lives is far from benign, and that with such a poor record and prospect the money spent on it could be much more effectively directed. . . .

9. The big "winners" are "wind farm" owners and a few landowners who lease their land. Electric customers and taxpayers are the big "losers." First, as explained in more detail below, "wind farm" owners benefit enormously from the generous tax breaks and other subsidies that shift tax burden to ordinary taxpayers. "Wind farm" owners also benefit from the revenue from the sale of electricity while shifting costs (e.g., backup generation and transmission costs) to electric customers.


https://www.google.com/#psj=1&q=wind+farms+philippines+haiyen

Phillipine wind farms before Haiyen.

Wind is erratic.

Solar is intermittent. Except at night, of course.
Batteries are used at night.

Solar works for charging batteries especially with a solar charge regulator..

9


 





http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/kippenbrock.htm


Sunday November 3, 2013 20:09






The legion.

The Case for Coal

WE NEED MORE - NOT LESS - POWER

By Keith Bailey
Keith Bailey is the chairman of Cloud Peak Energy and former chairman, chief executive officer of the Williams Companies.
Energybiz Volume 10 Issue 8
November 13///December 13
Page 19
energybiz.com

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#bailey

 

[Is the iPhone statement correct?

iPhone 5s specs. Apple.

The iPhone 5S ... and a 1570 mAh battery.

The iPhone 5 replacement battery has a capacity: 1440mAh and a voltage: 3.7V. The battery Type: Li-ion and it is compatible with: APN: 616-0610.

Brand new iPhone 5 Li-ion Battery Replacement USA Seller.

iPhone 5 battery life is significantly reduced by iOS 7.

Let's see the data. More data.]

                                                                   kWh/year

Refrigerator - 18 CF, 20 years old                     1,176
Refrigerator - 18 CF, 10 years old                     840
Refrigerator - 18 CF, new                                 492
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, 20 years old   1,620
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, 10 years old   1,152
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, new              672


Friday November 1, 2013 12:49

Large-scale solar generation of electricity alledged to be a scam/fraud by some. Not us.

Data PNM possesses at its solar facilities can likely settle the issue.

Attempt to get the data by use of discovery failed because of Mr Ashley Schannauer's decision.

Citizen Action New Mexico director has other ideas on how to get the data.


http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#sonntag


Mountebanks? Yup.

Same class of mountbanks stole $22,036 from our NCUSIF-insured Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union saving accounts.
Friday November 1, 2013 12:33

Hello Ms Sonntag,

Data in possession of PNM is likely to prove or disprove allegation that large-scale solar
generation of electricity is a scam/fraud. Open mouths and creative writing by the liberal
arts 'educated' may support scam/fraud? 
"The NMBC works to improve the economy and quality of life for all New Mexicans.
We provide voter education and advocacy to eliminate government waste, high taxes,
corruption, unwarranted government intervention and morally bankrupt elected
officials."
goal is in-line with my request.

Listen to Citizen Action executive director's suggestion which led to asking my questions?

Fraud/scam comes into play by a bunch of liberal arts 'educated' mountebanks help with a decide
with a charade to raise electricity rates to subsidize large-scale solar generation.

Please try to answer my questions since my questions are "within the scope of NMBC operations'

Regards,
bill







New Mexico Business Coalition Hi Bill. Thanks for taking an interest in the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC). The NMBC works to improve the economy and quality of life for all New Mexicans. We provide voter education and advocacy to eliminate government waste, high taxes, corruption, unwarranted government intervention and morally bankrupt elected officials. Your question about shareholder rights concerning a private business does not fall within the scope of NMBC operations.

Post link.
 

Thursday October 31, 2013 09:33

Large-scale solar generation of fraud alleged in New Mexico. Data PNM possesses will likely confirm or deny allegations.

PRC hearing examiner Ashley Schanaur is somewhat in focus.

What to do? And speculate on might work. Liberal arts 'educated' creativity required.

PNM SHAREHOLDER ACTION.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.ht#schannaur

Mr Ashley Schannauer email posted.
BEFORE THE NEW MEXiCO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE              )
COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO'S                        )
RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO                  )
PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR 2014 AND              )
PROPOSED 2014 RIDER RATE                        )
UNDER RATE RIDER NO.36                            ) Case No. 13-00183-UT
                                                                )
                                                                )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF                      )
NEW MEXICO,                                             )
Applicant.                                                   )
ORDER DESIGNATING EMAIL AS PUBLIC COMMENT


THIS MATTER comes before the Hearing Examiner pursuant to an email (attached as Exhibit A) received from William H. Payne on September 20, 2014. The email is styled as a "Motion for Leave to Intervene and Request for Discovery" in this case. The email, however, refers to PNM's Integrated Resource Planning (flU') process, not to the issues in this case. The email does not satisfy the requirements for intervention in this case (i.e., filing with the Commission, service of the filing upon the parties to the proceeding, statement of the movant's interest in the proceeding), so, to the extent there is a request for intervention, it will not be granted.

IT IS hEREBY ORDERED:

1. Mr. Payne's emailed request to intervene in this case is denied.

2. The Commission's Records Bureau should file the attached Exhibit A as a public comment in this case.

ISSUED at Santa Fe, New Mexico, this September 30, 2012.

NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION

Ashley C. Schannauer
Hearing Examiner


1.2.2.22 INVESTIGATIONS BY COMMISSION:

A. Investigations by the commission: The commission may at any time investigate any matter within its jurisdiction.

B. Proceedings filed by the commission of its own motion: Formal proceedings may be initiated by the commission to consider any matter within its jurisdiction against any person either by notice, order to show cause, order to cease and desist, or other process. In such cases the notice, order to show cause, or other appropriate process shall contain:

(1) specifications of all the matters to be considered and such specifications shall fairly indicate what the respondent is to meet;

(2) a demand for such information and disclosures as the commission may deem necessary to the question under investigation;

(3) notice of the time within which such information and disclosures must be filed;

(4) the time and place set for public hearing; and

(5) if the commission deems necessary, the manner of notice to the public or to ratepayers.

[1.2.2.22 NMAC - Rp, 17 NMAC 1.2.25, 9-1-08]

The PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project has been named as a finalist in the 2013 Platts Global Energy Awards in the sustainable innovation category. Partners in the project include PNM, the University of New Mexico, Northern New Mexico College and Sandia National Laboratories, PNM said in a news releawe. The winners will be announced Dec. 15. 

Tuesday October 8, 2013 07:19

Intel Rio Rancho cutting 400 jobs



Everett M Rogers was paid to spy by Japan on New Mexico national laboratories.

US law broken former Albuquerque Tribune reporter Lawrence Spohn said.

Dec 2, 2012 - Manabu Eto, Danielle Wierengo, Everett M. Rogers: Technology transfer from government R&D laboratories in the United States and Japan.

Spohn was given copy of report for story. Eight years elapsed before Spohn returned copy of report.



Their day in the sun
Array has become one of the world’s largest makers of solar trackers, which are used to tilt and turn solar panels to follow the sun, increasing electric output from PV systems.

eclipse aviation scam


For many Americans, New Mexico is Taos, Santa Fe and the big nuclear laboratory at Los Alamos. It is also a poor state. Its violent crime rate is the fourth worst in the country. It has among the highest rates of drug use in the country, which is known to encourage criminal activity. Its burglary rate is second worst. “We dare not pretend this does not have an effect on our economy or our overall quality of life,” former New Mexico legislator Dennis Kintigh wrote in the Albuquerque Journal earlier this year about the levels of violence in the state.

Solar energy in NM makes a lot of sense – and cents
By Athena Christodoulou / N.M. Solar Energy Association Board



CARLA J. SONNTAG: Renewable energy: Check the reality of truth and facts quirements are truly assessed



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From: "Ashley Schannauer, PRC" Ashley.Schannauer@state.nm.us

To: bpayne37@comcast.net

Cc: "Ben phillips" Ben.phillips@pnmresources.com>, "Bradford Borman" Bradford.Borman@pnmresources.com, JTaylor@nmag.gov, LMartinez@nmag.gov, smichel@westernresources.org, jcurl@westernresources.org, gmurphy@westernresources.org, pgouldlaw@gmail.com, noble@energyenvironmentlaw.com, "Nancy B. Burns, PRC" , ctcolumbia@aol.com, singer@westernlaw.org, "david@vw77.com" , laura@nmgreenchamber.com, "laura e sanchez" , "Dwight Lamberson, PRC" , "John Reynolds, PRC" , "Bruno Carrara, PRC" , "Vincent Decesare, PRC" , "Lisa Adelman, PRC" Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 2:09:15 PM

Subject: Order Designating Email as Public Comment 13-00183-UT

Enclosed is an Order Designating Email as Public Comment in PNM’s RPS case at 13-00183-UT.

Ashley Schannauer
New Mexico PRC
505-827-6964
 
pdf order.


Six Myths About Renewable Energy, and Seven Answers

''

Albuquerque Journal Sunday September 29, 2013.



Solar Growth Outpaces Wind for First Time.







?
From: "ABQjournal Business Insider" bizinsider@abqpubco.com To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 4:00:49 PM
Subject: ABQJournal Business Insider

NM AUCTIONS 40,000 ACRES FOR $1,000 FOR WIND FARM — Nearly 40,000 acres of state-owned land as been auctioned off in a lease agreement for the development of El Cabo, a huge wind farm planned for central Torrance County for $1,000.


No email notification. :( -> :)



Didn't go. Busy experimenting with CyberPower 425VA.

BACKING OFF FROM COAL
Kevin Robinson-Avila
Albuquerque Journal
Thursday September 26, 2013, page B1

[Full article of below]


PNM UNVEILS ENERGY MIX PLAN — Public Service Company of New Mexico says forecasting models indicate a mix of nuclear, natural gas and solar power would be the most cost-efficient and reliable way to replace coal-fired electricity while meeting demand growth over the next 20 years.

From: "ABQjournal Business Insider" bizinsider@abqpubco.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:57:40 PM
Subject: ABQJournal Business Insider

Another try after restart.

.



Ratepayer to subsidize the altenergy?





Hacked by PNM?




Five new generators are on track for completion this decade, including two reactors approved just a few weeks ago (the first new reactor approvals in the US in over 30 years). Those will add to the 104 reactors that are already in operation around the country and already produce 20% of the nation’s power.

Those reactors will eat up 19,724 tonnes of U3O8 this year, which represents 29% of global uranium demand. If that seems like a large amount, it is! The US produces more nuclear power than any other country on earth, which means it consumes more uranium that any other nation. However, decades of declining domestic production have left the US producing only 4% of the world’s uranium.

With so little homegrown uranium, the United States has to import more than 80% of the uranium it needs to fuel its reactors. Thankfully, for 18 years a deal with Russia has filled that gap. The “Megatons to Megawatts” agreement, whereby Russia downblends highly enriched uranium from nuclear warheads to create reactor fuel, has provided the US with a steady, inexpensive source of uranium since 1993. The problem is that the program is coming to an end next year.

The Upside to a Natural Gas Downturn
Marin Katusa, for The Daily Reckoning
Monday April 2, 2012

Friday December 13, 2013 20:46
 
USEC ships final tons of uranium under Megatons to Megawatts program

The Megatons to Megawatts program is a commercially financed government-industry partnership that downblended bomb-grade uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads and sold to USEC to help fuel U.S. nuclear power plants. Since 1995, USEC has purchased more than 14,000 metric tons of low enriched uranium downblended from 500 metric tons of weapons-grade uranium extracted from the equivalent of 20,000 Russian nuclear warheads. Nearly 10 percent of all the electricity generated in the U.S. has been fueled by this uranium since the late 1990s.
 

The Megatons to Megawatts program is a commercially financed government-industry partnership that downblended bomb-grade uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads and sold to USEC to help fuel U.S. nuclear power plants. Since 1995, USEC has purchased more than 14,000 metric tons of low enriched uranium downblended from 500 metric tons of weapons-grade uranium extracted from the equivalent of 20,000 Russian nuclear warheads. Nearly 10 percent of all the electricity generated in the U.S. has been fueled by this uranium since the late 1990s.
 
In 2011, USEC and Techsnabexport (TENEX) signed a multi-year contract to supply low enriched uranium to USEC starting in 2013, and ramp up the supply until it reaches a level in 2015 that is approximately one-half the level supplied by TENEX to USEC under the Megatons to Megawatts program.

Liberal arts 'educated' mind manipulators?








The EIA – U.S. Energy Information Agency is now putting out data on the individual shale oil and gas plays in the country. While the American public and world have been made aware of the huge increase in oil production coming from the Bakken, few are privy to the dark side of the equation.



Saturday September 21, 2013 19:59

Hello Mr Ashley Shannauer,

BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO'S RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR 2014 AND PROPOSED 2014 RIDER RATE UNDER RIDER 36

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,
Applicant  
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)



Case No. 13-00183-UT

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE
AND REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#rider36

William H Payne, author of the PNM Alternate Report: Electric Integrated Resource Plan for the Period 2008-2027, and intervenor in CASE NO. 11-00369-UT in compliance with NMAC 1.2.2.23A hereby requests to intervene.
1.2.2.23 INTERVENORS AND COMMENTERS: A. Intervention: Any person other than staff and the original parties to a proceeding who desires to become a party to the proceeding may move in writing for leave to intervene in the proceeding.

(1) The motion for leave to intervene shall indicate the nature of the movant’s interest in the proceeding.


(2) The motion shall also comply with the provisions of this rule governing pleadings except that the motion shall indicate the facts relied upon as grounds for intervention.


(3) Motions for leave to intervene shall be served on all existing parties and other proposed intervenors of record.
states:

1 Nature of interests in the proceeding are:
A PNM IRP team chose not supply requested data.

Monday August 26, 2013 07:46

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#pat1

Hello Pat,

Quantification of concerns expressed in
Green crowd wants renewable energy produced at any cost

By Donna L. Crawford Los Lunas resident

Referring to the Aug. 12 Business Outlook “Lines Drawn in San Juan Debate, PNM wants gas and nuclear to replace coal, but environmentalists want renewables.”

Of course they do; the environmentalists have a one-track mind and will accept nothing less than wind, solar and biomass to power your electricity.

No matter that it’s unreliable! No matter what it costs!

Cost is not a factor to the greenie crowd; they are going to “save the planet,” and they’ll do whatever they must to accomplish their goal; the end justifies the means.

If you have to pay way more for electricity, that’s OK with them. You have to pay for what you’ve done to the planet, whatever they think that is. ...

Albuquerque Journal Wednesday August 21, 2013 page A11.
argues for agenda item for the irp team.

Experiment results with one 15W and three 5W solar panels, a charge/load controller, inverters, and AC charger reveal that AAA, AA, 9V and 12V 34 Ah AGM battery solar charging is several orders of magnitude more expensive than grid charging.

No economies of scale in solar/electricity output make extrapolation possible?

PNM surely possesses the data from its Solar Energy Centers [1 2] for cost computations.

Wind data from its Wind Energy Center can can be used for similar computations.

Prototype Excel sheets are attached

1 Solar
2 Wind

is my contribution.

Please provide verified cost of equipment for the Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Deming, Las Vegas, Los Lunas, Prosperity and Algodones solar facilities.

Then verified costs for installation of the equipment at each of the sites.

Please provide verified equipment cost for the
New Mexico Wind Center.

And verified installation costs.

Please ack if you receive this email.

And respond to wether the IRP group is going to supply requested verified data sheets for each date by Tuesday September 3, 2013.

And if not, why not.

Regards,
bill


B Rather Existing System Information 2014-2033 INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN foils distributed on Tuesday September 17, 2013 contained



 

C Correctness of claims is currently unsupported by data.

D No equipment, installation, maintenance and safe disposal costs are included.

E 310 Solar engineer and CNM solar instructor expressed concern on lack of "oversight" for PNM deployment of toxic First Solar Cadmium panels in New Mexico audio, recorded August 15, 2013.

Pollution examination warranted.
3 WHEREFORE,
Grant motion to intervene with Discovery as allowed under TITLE 1 GENERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES PART 2 PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE 1.2.2.25 DISCOVERY.

Respectfully submitted this September 20, 2014.


____________________             ___________
William H Payne                        date




BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO'S RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR 2014 AND PROPOSED 2014 RIDER RATE UNDER RIDER 36

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,
Applicant  
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)



Case No. 13-00183-UT


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE
AND REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY was sent on September 20, 2013 by e-mail to the persons whose e-mail addresses are listed below.

Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com
JTaylor@nmag.gov
lmartinez@nmag.gov
Fornaciari@hinklelawfirm.com
randy@childresslaw.com
stacey@childresslaw.com
wtempleman@cmtisantafe.com
smichel@westernresources.org
jcurl@westernresources.org
mark.fenton@pnmresources.com
pgouldlaw@gmail.com
portiz@cuddymccarthy.com
mary.homan@nmgco.com
thomas.domme@nmgco.com
nwinter@stelznerlaw.com
bthroneatty@newmexico.com
cfw@keleher-law.com
sthies@ci.alamorgordo.nm.us
gizamora@ci.santa-fe.com
dtourek@cabq.gov
sra,ps@doeal.com
e-m-k@msn.com
snaijar@aol.com
jalbright@irlaw.com
jkumar@etcinc.biz
jlesky@leskylawoffice.com
lcampbell@abqenergy.com
michael_mcelrath@fmi.com
carmela@prosperityworks.net
jporterlara@gmail.com
nancy.burns@state.nm.us
ctccolumbia@aol.com
cstarace@me.com
lpk@nm.net
mariel@seedsbeneathesnow.com
jeffhhass@aol.com
jkeyes@keyesandfox.com
khiggins@energystrat.com
bill.brancard@state.nm.us
hgeller@swenergy.org
singer@westernlaw.og
jkcliburn@gmail.com
ekolberg@abcwua.org
jdrake@modrall.com
kboehm@bklawfirm.com
joannereuter@comcast.net
ereyes@comverge.com
jaherz@sawvel.com
ckolberg@abcwua.org
stephen.chriss@wal-mart.com
mquaid@swenergy.org
sanders@enrionmentnewmexico.org
stephen.fischmann@gmail.com
dgegax@nmsu.edu
ken.baker@wal-mart.com
flacey@comverge.com
tcaswell@converge.com
mdmartinez@santafenm.gov
dwight.lamberson@state.nm.us
john.reynolds@state.nm.us
bruno.carrara@state.nm.us
vincent.decesare@state.nm.us
ashley.schannauer@state.nm.us
bpayne37@comcast.net

William H Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Notes

Friday September 20, 2013 12:11

1 Email address entered by hand because of bad print quailty.

2 PNM may have faked data?

3


4


5



6



7 Thursday September 19, 2013 15:52

New Mexico Public Regulations Commission
ATTN: Records Division
PERA Building
1120 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Motion to remove Ms Ashley Schannauer.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vamhuIgryrs

Ashley is the man with whom Scarlett O'Hara is obsessed.

ashley.schannauer@state.nm.us
(505) 827-6964

8 Social Housing Association Spearheads UK Solar Renaissance

9







10



11


12

Listen Up: The Emergence of Solar Industry E-Commerce



13

Solar Stocks Are Taking Off — Will They Keep It Up?



14

Are we prepared to accept the cost of moving to renewables?




Thursday September 19, 2013 14:18

Salmon fishing VIDEOS with comments on Obama administration altenergy policies.

 
Donna Crawford at PNM electric IRP Tuesday September 17, 2013.



Pat O'Connell's back.






Donna Crawford on Facebook.





http://www.prosefights.org/vacation2013/vacation2013.htm#billjohn

Seven miles separates University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Float charging two 12V 34Ah AGM batteries.

PNM deployment of toxic First Solar Cadmium panels in New Mexico audio recorded August 15, 2013.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:40

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#phoenix
PNM work proposal The Phoenix project located with Google. collawn pnm proposal pro se.

Is large-scale solar generation of electricity a scam/fraud?



shows limitations of solar generation of electricity.

Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy.
For weeks now, the 1.1 million solar power systems in Germany have generated almost no electricity. ... As is so often the case in winter, all solar panels more or less stopped generating electricity at the same time. To avert power shortages, Germany currently has to import large amounts of electricity [including by] pow- ering up an old oil- red plant in the Austrian city of Graz.

The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, Jan. 16, 2012




The Economic Impact of New Mexico’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

American Tradition Institute and the Rio Grande Foundation commissioned the Beacon Hill Institute to apply its STAMP® (State Tax Analysis Modeling Program) to estimate the economic effects of the RPS mandate.

info@atinstitute.org
craig.r@atinstitute.org
Info@RioGrandeFoundation.org
EMPAInc@aol.com
gowrisankaran@eller.arizona.edu
reynolds@eller.arizona.edu
mario.samano@hec.ca



Conclusion

Senate Bill 418, which mandates the details for New Mexico’s RPS, states that
“…the use of renewable energy by public utilities subject to commission oversight in accordance with the Renewable Energy Act can bring significant economic benefits to New Mexico;”10
Unfortunately the Senate is being disingenuous with this statement. While negligible economic benefits are possible as a result of SB 418, there will be large costs that state electricity ratepayers will see in the form of higher utility rates, lower employment, wages and investment.

If state lawmakers were interested in determining whether the policy will bring net benefits, they would require a detailed cost benefit analysis before they enacted the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Once this was completed they could debate the merits of higher utility costs in exchange for renewable energy. When creating and implementing a state level Renewable Portfolio Standard that inevitably forces state residents to pay premiums on their electricity, the costs are borne by state ratepayers, while the majority of benefits are reaped by those outside the state. Moreover, by limiting the scope of renewable energy to exclude large hydroelectric facilities, the bill becomes less of an energy policy and more of a targeted handout to specific industries.

Firms with high electricity usage will likely move their production, and emissions, out of New Mexico to locations with lower electricity prices. Therefore, the New Mexico policy will not reduce global emissions, but rather send jobs and capital investment outside the state. As a first step New Mexico policymakers should repeal the RPS before electricity costs spiral out of control. Absent repeal, the Public Regulation Commission should make liberal use of the “reasonable cost threshold” to mitigate the damage from the RPS.

New Mexico's "Wind Farm" Follies.

FPL wind farm field trip, House, NM Friday December 30, 2011.

4 Engineer Mike explains wind turbine electronics.



wimd farm hawaii abandoned.

Message delivery requires technical writing skills. :)



Book priced at over $100 in past.








From: "PJ Davis" pdavis@energycentral.com To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:39:59 AM
Subject: EnergyPulse comments

Hi Bill,

I received your comment on the article ’The Future of Electric Vehicles’:

Blocked out of energy pulse. Didn't appeciate. http://www.prosefights.org/energypulse/renewableenergyworld.htm#question

We are migrating all EnergyPulse articles from EnergyPulse.net to EnergyCentral.com

We are trying to consolidate the sites to give more readership to our EnergyPulse authors.

Love seeing your comments come through on the articles on the EnergyCentral.com site and are not blocking out comments. Looking forward to seeing more.

Take care,


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Shiprock Chapter to consider opposing mine purchase.

 

Has global cooling begun? Arctic ice caps grow by 60% in a year






Fishing buddy.

Salmon fishing done. Back to work.


A strange darkness has settled over the world... a new era, finally, has come.

Your correspondent in Paris,

Bill Bonner
Sept. 12, 2001



Monday September 16, 2013 07:47

Hello Mr Miller,

No email distribution list was included with your Sep 09/11/13 4:22 email.

Request for data

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#pat1

is expected at September 17, 2013 IRP meeting.

If no requested data supplied, then I would like to share my concerns with other IRP participants.

Therefore, I ask that you send me email addresses of those to who you also sent your 09/11/13 email.

Please ack if you receive this email.

And send email addresses by 15:00 09/16/13.

Regards,

bill





From: "Julia Miller" Julia.Miller@pnmresources.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:22:07 PM
Subject: IRP Public Advisory Process Meeting Schedule

IRP Public Advisory Process Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the schedule for the next three IRP Public Advisory meetings is:

· September 17, 8 am to noon

· September 20, 8 am to noon

· September 26, 8 am to noon

The meetings will be held in PNM’s Albuquerque Headquarters building on the 4th floor and will be available via webcast. PNM’s Albuquerque Headquarters building is located at the southeast corner of 5th and Silver in Downtown Albuquerque. Please check in at our lobby security desk when you arrive. We will have someone there to direct you to the meeting from the security desk. You will need a photo ID for the check-in. The meeting room is handicap accessible; if you require special assistance, please let us know.

Limited parking will be available in the PNM customer lot on the southwest corner of 5th Street and Silver Ave. Paid parking is also available on neighboring streets and in a number of public garages in the area. A map is attached. If you park in the customer lot, you will be asked to provide your license plate number at the security check-in.

IRP Public Advisory Process Meeting RSVP

Please RSVP to this notice if you plan to attend the September meetings, and indicate whether you will be using the webcast or not. If you will be here in person, we will put your name on a list at the security desk which should facilitate your arrival. If you intend to use the webcast, we will send you the login information by email.



IRP Public Advisory Process Meeting Agendas

The focus of the meetings scheduled for September 17 through September 26 will be an illustration of the IRP modeling and analysis process. We will illustrate the process by presenting PNM’s recommendations for San Juan Generating Station replacement options and the analysis completed to develop the recommendations.

The meetings will be from 8 a.m. to noon at PNM’s Headquarters building in Albuquerque. Following the three September meetings, PNM will present an overview of the information and discussion on October 4 in Santa Fe at the PRC offices.

September 17 – Overview and Preliminary Results

· 8:00 to 8:30 – Check in and mingle, webcast will start at 8:30

· Describe IRP and establish goals/ground rules

· Illustrate modeling process using Regional Haze Rule scenarios

o Define the original federal plan and the revised state plan scenarios with implications for IRP

o Show portfolio construction for two scenarios

o Discuss Net Present Value concept from the scenario comparisons

o Illustrate sensitivity analysis

o Describe Monte Carlo Process

§ Gas & Carbon price curves & distribution

§ Show Results

· Wrap up and next steps

September 20 – Drill Down on Results

· Review material from September 17

· Discuss input variables and rank by impact on Net Present Value results

· Discuss trade-offs apparent in modeling

· Wrap up and next steps

September 26 – Action Plan and Next Steps

· Review material from September 17 & 20

· Describe action plan to support results for modeling completed to date

· Discuss additional scenarios for analysis, for example

o High and Low load scenarios

o Demand Response resource

o Power Purchase Agreements that will expire before 2033

· Identify additional sensitivity analysis, for example

o Water availability

Wrap up and schedule for next meeting  





 















Monday September 09, 2013 19:27

US destruction may be on Obama's agenda?

Gas price in US same as in Europe may be a Obama agenda item, was discussed.

Ilwaco, WA 2012 salmon fishing trip and Kermanshah, Iran.

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Back side of Harbor Freight fast NiCd electric driver/drill fast battery charger destroyed by plugging it into a solar powered modified sine wave inverter.



Video.

$22,036, $2m236 Patty corrected. Patty's money was stolen.
 
More viz.






A Day in History: 18 Tir — July 9, 1980.



NSA just needs a better name, new service offerings.


MSM continues to try to control minds.








MSM thought manipulators. But this is not working today.
Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis

Black and White Test of Cryptographic Algorithms.

J Orlin Grabbe did html conversion from text. And Laissez Faire City Times paid bill $100 for black and white.

NSA Cracked Most Online Encryption.



http://www.hackcanada.com/blackcrawl/encrypt/RSAISBRO.TXT



Saturday September 07, 2013 20:17

Asia Report: What's Driving, And Hampering, India's Wind Market Momentum










Hello Sersellyans,

Solar and wind generation of electricity may save the world from exhaustion of fossil fuel sources of electricity?

Or is solar and wind a scam/fraud?

Little kWh output for great cost and lots of pollution?

Let's try to find out.

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#datavsbs

Regards,
bill

Saturday September 07, 2013 08:05





Jason Marks.



Green crowd wants renewable energy produced at any cost



California Sets Quarterly Record for Solar PV in Q2’13, US Adds 976 MW



Data versus open mouths and creative writing is in focus with the PNM 2014 Integrated Resource Planning.

Response to request for solar and wind electricity costs and production

is

From: "Integrated Resource Planning" IRP@pnm.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:19:45 AM
Subject: RE: data please

Bill,

Thank you for your comment. Balancing the costs of individual resources is an important consideration during the development of PNM’s Integrated Resource Plan. We will upload our resource modeling assumptions in advance of the September 17th meeting. Included in that document will be our characterization of existing solar facilities and modeling assumptions for new solar facilities. Our modeling data is based on the bids we received in our most recent request for proposals, and the assumptions are verified against data from the existing facilities interconnected to PNM’s system. Included below is a link to information on the Prosperity solar/storage project.

PNM’s Integrated Resource Planning Team

http://www.pnm.com/systems/battery.htm?source=myenvironment

Let's see if requested data is provided.

Thursday September 5, 2013 19:35

NM EIB unanimously approves San Juan power plant haze plan

http://www.abqjournal.com/business

Friday September 6, 2013 07:11

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/wahabi.htm


http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014,htm#response


Thursday September 5, 2013 15:50



From: "Integrated Resource Planning" IRP@pnm.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:19:45 AM
Subject: RE: data please

Bill,

Thank you for your comment. Balancing the costs of individual resources is an important consideration during the development of PNM’s Integrated Resource Plan. We will upload our resource modeling assumptions in advance of the September 17th meeting. Included in that document will be our characterization of existing solar facilities and modeling assumptions for new solar facilities. Our modeling data is based on the bids we received in our most recent request for proposals, and the assumptions are verified against data from the existing facilities interconnected to PNM’s system. Included below is a link to information on the Prosperity solar/storage project.

PNM’s Integrated Resource Planning Team

http://www.pnm.com/systems/battery.htm?source=myenvironment


From: bpayne37@comcast.net [mailto:bpayne37@comcast.net]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:00 AM
To: Integrated Resource Planning
Subject: data please

Hello Pat,

Quantification of concerns expressed in

Green crowd wants renewable energy produced at any cost

By Donna L. Crawford Los Lunas resident
 

Monday August 26, 2013 07:44

http://www.prosefights.org/arris/arris.htm

http://www.pnm.com/solarenergy/solar_energy_centers.htm

PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project.

New Mexico Wind Energy Center.



Monday August 26, 2013 07:46

http://www.prosefights.org/irp2014/irp2014.htm#pat1

Hello Pat,

Quantification of concerns expressed in
Green crowd wants renewable energy produced at any cost

By Donna L. Crawford Los Lunas resident

Referring to the Aug. 12 Business Outlook “Lines Drawn in San Juan Debate, PNM wants gas and nuclear to replace coal, but environmentalists want renewables.”

Of course they do; the environmentalists have a one-track mind and will accept nothing less than wind, solar and biomass to power your electricity.

No matter that it’s unreliable! No matter what it costs!

Cost is not a factor to the greenie crowd; they are going to “save the planet,” and they’ll do whatever they must to accomplish their goal; the end justifies the means.

If you have to pay way more for electricity, that’s OK with them. You have to pay for what you’ve done to the planet, whatever they think that is. ...

Albuquerque Journal Wednesday August 21, 2013 page A11.
argues for agenda item for the irp team.

Experiment results with one 15W and three 5W solar panels, a charge/load controller, inverters, and AC charger reveal that AAA, AA, 9V and 12V 34 Ah AGM battery solar charging is several orders of magnitude more expensive than grid charging.

No economies of scale in solar/electricity output make extrapolation possible?

PNM surely possesses the data from its Solar Energy Centers [1 2] for cost computations.

Wind data from its Wind Energy Center can can be used for similar computations.

Prototype Excel sheets are attached

1 Solar
2 Wind

is my contribution.

Please provide verified cost of equipment for the Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Deming, Las Vegas, Los Lunas, Prosperity and Algodones solar facilities.

Then verified costs for installation of the equipment at each of the sites.

Please provide verified equipment cost for the
New Mexico Wind Center.

And verified installation costs.

Please ack if you receive this email.

And respond to wether the IRP group is going to supply requested verified data sheets for each date by Tuesday September 3, 2013.

And if not, why not.

Regards,
bill


Notes

1 Costs

   A Panel and other hardware
   B Installation
   C Maintenance

2 Solar electric output measured in kWh.

3 Wind generated electricity may be insufficient to pay for the equipment, land, installation, and maintenance?

4 Engineer Mike explains wind turbine electronics.

5 The 'green crowd' movement may be the verbal and literary arm of the solar and wind generation of electricity industry?

6





7 Thursday August29, 2013 Joline Gutierrez Krueger.



7 Liberal arts 'educated' writer are going into energy.
Much like coal, nuclear power — once heralded as the future of U.S. energy and still touted by President Obama as part of his “all of the above” strategy to reduce dependence on foreign fuel — now is fighting to compete with natural gas prices near record lows.

The rise of hydraulic fracturing, a process commonly known as fracking, has revitalized American natural gas production.

8
Today’s graph of the day is a follow-up to a story nearly two weeks ago, when Ketan Joshi brought us news of how wind energy had supplied some 47 per cent of South Australia’s overall electricity requirements from August 10-18.

9 Energy Security in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

10 Large-scale solar generation scam/fraud statement?

Entire industries, such as coal-fired power stations, are in danger of being closed down by regulators, with billions written off. Other industries, such as corn-based ethanol, spring up from nowhere, with no economic or environmental rationale other than a collection of regulations and subsidies dreamed up by lobbyists and fed to Congressmen. Other industries, such as solar power, have their birth pangs gigantically subsidized, then to the surprise of cynics become successful, after which they disappear to China on cost grounds, with the subsidies to U.S. solar panel manufacturers having achieved absolutely zippo.

11 Education avenues.

12 Facebook complaint. Who did it?

13 Mariposa Rio Rancho, New Mexico field trip Wednesday September 4, 2013.


   




After 5:56, of recordings, Deana explains. :)




Wednesday August 28, 2013 10:29


 




 




Parking below here.


Monday August 26, 2013 11:20

Writing for money is lots more fun that posting for viz.

But both may work.

Stop. Think about direction of article. Going green?

Toxic First Solar panels installed at PNM solar sites, we were told on recent field trip.
Cadmium poisoning.
Those who live near the 230-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One want to know whether the 3.7-million cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar panels First Solar will install in their desert terrain are a threat to them.

“I feel somehow that we’re the experimental rat,” one resident said in an email to GTM. “Cadmium? Hmmmmmmm.”

PNM Solar Energy Centers.

First Solar, based in Tempe, Arizona, will construct the facilities using its advanced PV panels at five separate sites within PNM’s service territory.

Microcontroller hacking and unadvertised features.

Cadmium pollution in New Mexico?



That takes us back to the concept of making end-of-life issues the problem of manufacturers. Such a mandate would be an extra headache for designers of products and packaging, who would be forced into figuring out the end-of-life economics of the materials they used.



Thursday August 22, 2013 08:49

When Green Turns Brown

Since 2002, photovoltaic production has doubled roughly every two years, increasing at a yearly average of 48%, making it the fastest growing energy technology. By 2008, PV installations worldwide had surpassed 15 GW and the end is not in sight. However, as Obi-Wan might paradoxically put it, "There is a Dark Side to sun power.

Eventually, existing installations will reach the end of their useful lifetimes, requiring replacement. One of the seeming contradictions of producing the means to generate clean renewable energy is that you must manufacture them using stuff that can be pretty deadly to the environment such as ammonia, arsine, cadmium sulfate and diborane. And when you discard these installations, effluvia such as arsenic are released during solar cell decomposition, and then there is all that chromium in screws and frames. So what do you do with the things?

At present, no laws forbid someone from just tossing them and adding a little extra deadly chemistry to the closest dump. Obviously, with PV being such an integral part of the "green" movement's chimerical goal of absolutely clean, renewable energy, recycling comes to mind. However, this is nor as simple as separating cardboard from glass on garbage day. But all is not lost...

Some PV manufacturers have expressed their willingness to take discarded modules and reprocess them at their expense. First Solar, for example, will take everything back and reprocess it, producing new panels. The only hitch is that they have to have been First Solar panels to begin with. Other manufacturers have similar plans. It makes sense to recycle, because although the cost of producing the new module from the old is about the same as manufacturing an entirely new one, it takes only 25-30% of the energy to produce. As the volume of discarded systems ready for recycling increases, doubtless the cost factor will become even more attractive.

Nevertheless, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) believes that manufacturers must do much more to protect the environment by reducing and eventually eliminating the use of all toxic materials, as well as designing their systems for easy recycling. The goal is to have manufacturers take responsibility for the system's entire lifetime and beyond, by having it easily reincarnate as a new product.

PV Cycle, a non-profit environmental organization in the European Union, proposes a voluntary recycling initiative and urges manufacturers to start the collection and recycling of modules now, beginning with at least 65% of the PV modules installed in that continent since 1990, and to recycle 85% of what would otherwise be waste. "We want to make the photovoltaic industry 'double green,"' said Jan Clyneke, PV Cycle's managing director, adding that the PV Cycle recycling plan would be in place across Europe by 2015. By 2020, the EU estimates there will be 35,000 tons of degraded panels.

Although there is still no federal regulation specifically governing PV panel recycling in the United States, as in the EU the industry must meet regulations for waste disposal and hazardous waste; in California's case there is also the Hazardous Waste Control Law to be met, which following Golden State tradition is tougher than federal regulations.

But there is more to PV manufacturing than just recycling. According to the SVTC's white paper, "Toward a Just and Sustainable Solar Energy Industry," although the solar PV boom is still in its infancy, what it describes as "disturbing global trends" are emerging. It goes on to say that a considerable amount of the polysilicon feedstock material - the refined silicon used as crystalline silicon solar cells' basic material - is produced in countries like China, "where
"Although the solar boom is still in its infancy, 'disturbing global trends' are emerging."

manufacturing costs and environmental regulatory enforcement are low." It also quotes a March 2008 Washington Post report that at least one plant in China's Henan Province regularly dumps silicon tetrachloride, a toxic waste product of polysilicon manufacturing, on nearby farmland. The Post quoted Li Xiaoping, deputy director of the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences: "Crops cannot grow on this, and it is not suitable for people to live nearby." It is an open secret that besides what the West would consider miserly salaries as well as a lack of benefits and humane labor laws, another reason why manufacturing has moved to Asia is the region's lack of strong environmental laws and stiff enforcement. What is good for business is not necessarily good for the planet. All these matters must be sorted out, otherwise the concept of "green" energy will carry a sarcastic connotation. With current technologies a perfect solution is not an option; manufacturers and environmentalists both must be willing to show flexibility and compromise.

Alexander E Braun

April 2010 SEMICONDUCTOR International
[ceased publication after above article published.]


 
End of the Industrial Revolution?

Heading in reverse?
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to some time between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power and the development of machine tools. It also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. It began in Great Britain and within a few decades had spread to Western Europe and the United States.
Switch to oil.
Three years later the British Admiralty converted its main fuel from coal to oil. Soon after, the British government purchased, primarily on the initiative of Winston Churchill, 51 per cent of the stock in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The company owned an oil concession for all of Persia, with the exception of the five northern provinces which were in the Russian sphere of influence, The Constantinople Agreement of 1915 is evidence of Britain's change in policy regarding the importance of Persia.
US electricity generation history.
Electricity has been generated at central stations since 1881. The first power plants were run on water power[2] or coal,[3] and today we rely mainly on coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, wind generators, and petroleum, with a small amount from solar energy, tidal power, and geothermal sources.

But there may problems with future nuclear and natural gas generation of electrity?
Five new generators are on track for completion this decade, including two reactors approved just a few weeks ago (the first new reactor approvals in the US in over 30 years). Those will add to the 104 reactors that are already in operation around the country and already produce 20% of the nation’s power.

Those reactors will eat up 19,724 tonnes of U3O8 this year, which represents 29% of global uranium demand. If that seems like a large amount, it is! The US produces more nuclear power than any other country on earth, which means it consumes more uranium that any other nation. However, decades of declining domestic production have left the US producing only 4% of the world’s uranium.

With so little homegrown uranium, the United States has to import more than 80% of the uranium it needs to fuel its reactors. Thankfully, for 18 years a deal with Russia has filled that gap. The “Megatons to Megawatts” agreement, whereby Russia downblends highly enriched uranium from nuclear warheads to create reactor fuel, has provided the US with a steady, inexpensive source of uranium since 1993. The problem is that the program is coming to an end next year.


Red alerts from the electronics industry.
Solid state lighting (SSL) continues to assault conventional lighting technologies as it rapidly takes over general lighting and illumination applications. Led by high powered LEDs, it has quickly expanded to exceed 10% of the current global lighting market in a very short period. That number is expected to increase to 45% in three years and jump to 70% by the year 2020. 

U.S. homes have about 63 million video game consoles, and together they use about as much energy as San Diego does in a year, according to a 2008 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council
And solutions.
Haswell's FIVR Extends Battery Life
By David Kanter, Real World Technologies

The PC ecosystem has lagged phones and tablets in power management. For many years, voltage regulators (VRs) for PC processors have been a staid and boring affair, delivering relatively incremental improvements. Traditional VRs are bulky and consume high-value motherboard real estate close to the processor, but they operate at very low frequencies (e.g., 1MHz) compared with modern 1-3GHz processors.

Intel's introduction of fully integrated voltage regulators (FIVRs) in its newest Core processor, code-named Haswell, is fundamentally changing the power-delivery landscape. This innovation is the technical underpinning for new platform-level power management that adopts and in some aspects exceeds the capabilities of mobile systems, radically reducing average power consumption for the system and improving responsiveness. The result is one of the greatest increases in mobile-PC battery life ever, as evidenced in the initial Haswell-based notebooks that are now shipping.

Specifically, the FIVR's low latency enables more-agile power management that can quickly turn platform components on or off, enabling the system to spend most of its time in a deep-sleep state. The OS and applications, however, remain alive and connected to the network, and the system swiftly responds to external stimuli. For example, in Windows 8 Connected Standby mode, Intel claims the Haswell platform reduces power consumption by 20x compared with Sandy Bridge, while still meeting the 300ms wake-up requirement.

Looking beyond the PC, the implications are significant across a wide range of markets. Properly designed IP blocks such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGA fabrics, wireless modems, and caches can all take advantage of a FIVR. Applications from smartphones to servers all benefit from improvements in power efficiency. Although Intel is the first to bring FIVRs to market, others will eventually follow.

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