Saturday, September 05, 2009

Jobs and Costs, Then and Now.

As I was writing the previous post, I remembered an ongoing case from a couple of years ago that involved Arizona exporting electric power to California. I did a couple of posts on it here and here. Southern California Edison needed to build new transmission lines from here to there and the Arizona Corporation Commission opposed them.

What's interesting is the apparent change in position on the part of the commission and Chairwoman Mayes. Back then, lower future costs for Arizona utility customers were most important, and the Arizona jobs didn't matter. Now it seems that it's the jobs that matter not lower prices for utility customers.

The ACC should reconsider their decision opposing the transmission line. A lot of electricians and construction workers could use the work.



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