I have just finished reading your opinion page in the November issue of Power Engineering. I agree with it totally. This is one message that must be shouted to the masses and beat into the utility executives.
In the opinion editorial in the December 1996 issue you make the statement "tree huggers," but this writer appreciates the value of trees and recognizes the importance of their preservation for a healthy environment, and if you label me a "tree hugger;" that it`s okay. But that doesn`t necessarily make me an anti-business element. The two terms are not synonymous.
Your article describing the General Motors EV-1 electric vehicle--"EVs entering commercial market, but they aren`t that competitive yet," in December 1996--thoroughly described the product but completely missed the point.
As a corrosion/material engineer with RE&C for 23 years in Philadelphia, Pa., I have worked on fossil power plant flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems for more than 20 years, starting with RE&C`s 100 percent regenerative MgO scrubbing process (nonsludge). This fully recyclable process yields either elemental sulfur or sulfuric acid as a salable byproduct.
My comments to your editorial of the August 1996 issue of Power Engineering: "It`s time the utilities started planning for the future, meaning planning new generation and power delivery capacity. If they do not start soon, it`s going to be too late." It is time the customer started planning for the future, if they don`t then they will be served by the "I do not care electric service company." I am not an industry expert. In my opinion the industry has a lot to learn about a competitive market, b
The Gas Turbines column in November`s Power Engineering`s referred to Mr. Conrad D`Esopo as president of Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co. Mr. D`Esopo is actually president of Arkwright Technical Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkwright Mutual.
"It`s time utilities started planning for the future--meaning planning new generation and power delivery capacity. If they do not start soon, it`s going to be to late." It is time the customer started planning for the future, if they do not, then they will be served by the "I do not care electric service company"
I enjoyed your article on the history of power plants and came across something I have been unable to get an explanation of and thought you may have one. On a cyclone fired boiler, the molten slag flows through or taps out a pipe or opening called a "monkey." No one, including some old experienced engineers and operators, can explain why it is called a monkey. I`m curious if you know. It`s kind of a funny name, and we have been joking about "the monkey" on a current project.
Well done for inspiring editorial in September`s issue of Power Engineering. It deserves to be widely read and reflected upon. Large financial institutions should also take note. Too often it`s change for change`s sake, rather than for doing things better or keeping up an outstanding performance. Thank you again for taking up the loyalty theme.
I wanted to take the opportunity to comment on your recent editorial in the August issue of Power Engineering, "We`re asking for trouble."