Sunday, August 13, 2017

More Feel Good Taxpayer Money Down The Crapper

From the Pahrump Valley Times:  The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah had no energy sales during the second quarter of this year, following the first quarter’s similar path, a recently released federal report indicates.
Tonopah Solar Energy, a subsidiary company through which the plant is operated, didn’t have any sales from November 2016 through June 2017, according to the first and second quarter reports produced by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. That is the U.S. Department of Energy’s arm that oversees the wholesale of the power and transmission of power plants across the nation.
Officials with NV Energy, the sole customer of Crescent Dunes, confirmed that NV Energy began receiving energy from Crescent Dunes on July 12 for the first time since the facility was shut down for repairs and maintenance in late October 2016....
The Crescent Dunes project received a $737 million federal loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, a step that was seen as critical for its operation.
This solar farm is literally out in the middle of nowhere.  The population within 100 miles of Tonopath is less than 10,000 people and that cannot support a huge solar farm.
Thank you Obama for a boondoggle that is a waste of money.

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