GVEA members weigh in on G&T proposal — 1 Comment

  1. Another issue, I believe, with the separation of G&T from local distribution and service is conservation. The goal of a G&T coop will be to generate and tranmit electricity – lots of it. Typically, the more you make the cheaper per Kw price. Presently, with GVEA as one entity there is incentive for GVEA to reduce consumption. In theory, reduced use through the promotion of conservation (even financial incentives for large users) can delay the need to build more generation capacity. As a local transmission and service coop GVEA would have no economic incentive to reduce consumption unless the local transmission network has a localize “choke” point that requires new construction.