“There’s nobody that can tackle something like that alone,”
said Emergency Management Director Ashley Tye in a
West Mims Fire Special Presentation
with firefighters from all over Lowndes County and its cities,
including a resolution from the Charlton County Commission.
They’re settling on
“Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Road to Success”,
but when did Commissioners decide on that between the previous morning’s
open meeting and this one?
But wait: Continue reading →
Dr. Smith’s electric meters enable a commodity market
in solar power, with billing from generators to customers.
And EMCs can take 1% or so for carrying the power,
plus they can get advertising rights that could be
worth more than selling electricity!
SB 459 or something like it gets out of committee and into law.
Dr. Sidney Smith explained how the electric meter he’s developed
uses cellular technology to facilitate direct billing from
solar generator and customer.
Gretchen asked him what if they generate more than they use.
Dr. Smith said they wouldn’t.
I asked what if they added more panels.
He said they could, but there are trees in the back.
Enabling a commodity market in solar power: Dr. Smith’s electric meters Part 1 of 5:
South Eastern Pathology Associates,
Selling Power, Lower Rates for Customers LLC (LRCLLC),
Richmond Hill, Bryan County, Georgia, 17 February 2012.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Fundamental determinations like power rates and capital
expenditures should not be made in the dark — if Georgia Power customers
can participate, there’s no reason EMC customers shouldn’t have the
same opportunity. Transparency benefits members and the utility. The
situation at Cobb EMC would likely not be so contentious if members
had been allowed to meaningfully engage with the board and management
several years ago.
Sounds like a good idea, especially considering
Cobb EMC is the one that wants to build a coal plant in Ben Hill County.