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By Pete Ellis


March 07, 2011
Monday PM

The Cruise Ship power opportunity in Thom Fischer article's commentary is certainly enlightening and appreciated so my compliments to him for the calculations and data.

An analysis does need to include the need to estimate the system loads after docking and for the hours between the commencement of moorage and it's end.   That load needs to be compared with the average normal load during those particular hours during the summer months.   The available load less the average normal load should result in a figure as to what is available for cruise ship power.

We do not yet have the foregoing figures or estimates to reflect on.  Since we are dealing with the use of electrical power which is otherwise not utilized and "wasted" the cost of the same to KPU should be substantially less than what it would normally pay.   This lower rate should assist in paying for the ship connection costs and eventually provide additional revenue to justify lower rates.

It may be that excess power is not available during all of the cruise ship moorage time and if so a need to reduce the same on appropriate notice.    Really takes some trial runs to nail things down.

Pete Ellis
Ketchikan, AK

Received March 03, 2011 - Published March 07, 2011


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