The following is a guest opinion by our friend Hubert Osborne. It is important to note the amount paid to Dynamis by Idaho Power for electricity is over three times the spot market rate for electricity at $27/mwhr. Also, the land fills in the area have a life of over 100 years. Natural gas today is more than 25% cheaper than it was twenty years ago due to the new technology of getting it out of the ground. Why are rate payers being asked by Idaho Power and Dynamis to fund a costly experiment?
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM, Hlclosborne wrote:
Good morning Paul,The energy agreement between Dynamis and Idaho Power which was reported in the Statesman yesterday and Press-Tribune thismorning presents us with both challenges and opportunity's.A challenge because if not confronted agreement and all the repercussions will be saddled on the public for many years.Not just here but nationally and internationally where Dynamis has made presentations.An opportunity because delay, delay, delay and even defeat of their proposal would be good for everyone except DynamisBuried in the back of Case No. IPC-E-11-25 which can be downloaded from the IPUC site is a request for modified procedureand I quote " Idaho Power believes that a hearing is not necessary to consider the issues presented herein and respectfully requests that this application be processedunder Modified Procedure; i.e., by written submissions rather than by hearing. RP 201 et seq. If, however, the commission determines thata technical hearing is required, the Company stands ready to prepare and present its testimony in such hearing."I happen to think this is worth fighting and as Paul knows if sufficiently motivated I am willing to put up some bucks to get the bestrepresentation available.My questions to each of you are1. Are you with me on this2. Do you know a good attorney versed in PUC proceedings3. Do any of you have access to the PUC members or staff to get an inside feel of how they will rule.4. Any other comments as to how to fight this would be helpfulHubert
Here's the challenge we can all just take this laying down or we can get it together and take this thing on in the Courts before we hit the point of no return. Paul