# EPRI president and CEOMichael Howardrequest for public interest engineering help

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 Wednesday May 11, 2011 10:15We are hopefully competent enough to be suspicious as to question whether heat rate applies, or not, to non-combustibles in hope of saving some of us senior citizens electric bill money.Below may be very important information From: "Jake Rudisill" j.rudisill@meridianenergyusa.com To: bpayne37@comcast.net Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:37:20 PM Subject: Heat Rate misconception Mr. Payne, The definition of heat rate is not the heat content of just the fossil fuel inputting the conversion system—it is the conversion efficiency of the system with whatever is the heat input. Every plant’s heat rate can thus be calculated. Geothermal energy has a very high heat rate because it utilizes a relatively low grade of heat source—at its best, 350F, 100 psi steam, and thus 1200 btu/lbm. In a modern gas-fired boiler, steam is at 1000F and 2500 psi, with a much higher heat content of around 1770 btu/lbm. http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_supersteam.htm http://www.energyvortex.com/energydictionary/heat_rate.html heat rate A measurement used in the energy industry to calculate how efficiently a generator uses heat energy. It is expressed as the number of BTUs of heat required to produce a kilowatt-hour of energy. Operators of generating facilities can make reasonably accurate estimates of the amount of heat energy a given quantity of any type of fuel, so when this is compared to the actual energy produced by the generator, the resulting figure tells how efficiently the generator converts that fuel into electrical energy. http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/power-plant-efficiency-d_960.html Heat Rate (Energy Efficiency) Overall thermal performance or energy efficiency for a power plant for a period can be defined as fhr = H / E (1) where fhr = heat rate (Btu/kW, kJ/kW) H = heat supplied to the power plant for a period (Btu, kJ) E = energy output from the power plant in the period (kWh)

 Top 11 projections for 2011. 2 Electric vehicles begin to push the limits of distribution transformers by the end of 2011. Utilities across the country in early-adopter areas are already well aware of the potential for neighborhood-by-neighborhood electric vehicle (EV) adoption to strain the limits of some distribution transformers.

 Monday December 20, 2010 13:31Bob Vila's #1 Money Saver for 2010 booklet received in mail Monday December 20, 2010.PNM electric IRP stated that Heat Rate [BTUs IN required to generate 1 kWh of electricity] does not apply to solar and wind generation of electricity. Solar's Shiny Future Friday, December 17, 2010We are in process of asking electrical engineer Frank Currie about this. EdenPURE GEN4 397.00 GEN4 heater contains 3 SYLVANIA infrared quartz bulbs. BTUs: GEN4 is approx. 5,000. Uses normal 110 volt outlet and 12.5 amps/1483 watts. [3412.14163 * 1.483 = 5060.20603729 BTU.]EdenPURE Personal Heater \$197.00 Uses 3 commercial infrared quartz tubes Rated at approximately 2300 BTU Conserves energy compared to most heaters 2300 = x * 3412.14163.x = .67406 kWh or about 674 watts.1 kWh = 3412.14163 BTU.

 Monday December 13, 2010 07:19 Electricial engineer Frank Currie is now looking good. EPRI has been a disappoitment.

 DECEMBER 5, 2010, 7:07 P.M. ET.GENEVA—The production of yellowcake, a coarse powder, is the first step in a complex process that converts uranium ore into either the fuel for a nuclear-power reactor or the uranium metal used in an atomic weapon. Mining companies seek to extract high grades of ore, with levels of 20% uranium, for processing into yellowcake. The material is then converted into a gas that is fed into centrifuges and spun at supersonic speeds into various levels of fissile material. Iran has two uranium mines, one in Saghand, central Iran, and one in the town of Gachin, near the Persian Gulf. Iranian officials Sunday said the ore was processed into yellowcake near the port city of Bandar Abbas and then transported to Isfahan, where the material will be converted into uranium hexafluoride, a compound easily converted into a gas

 Friday December 3, 2010 07:18An 'Oil Embargo' Moment Is the Sputnik analogy for energy wishful thinking?Bill Opalka | Dec 03, 2010 IT and the smart grid Switching the topic to electric vehicles, which will hit the market this fall, Harkness talked about “big changes.” “Depending on the technology, one plug-in electric vehicle is like plugging another entire house on your street,” he said. “Your local transformers, your infrastructure, aren’t built to handle that.” Dr.Steven Chu, Is the Energy Race our new “Sputnik” Moment? National Press Club Washington, D.C. 29 November, 2010What America’s innovation could produce: • Affordable electric vehicle batteries with 500-mile range. • Transformative approaches to lowering the cost of bio-fuels. • Abundant, domestic fuel produced directly from the sun. • Solar PV energy at 1/4th the fully installed cost. • Dramatically reduce carbon capture and storage (CCS) costs • Design by computer simulation that will eliminate costly development cycles.Looks like Mr Currie is going to suggest a way to generate electricity without water?Mr Currie's statement "In engineering terms," suggests he may be able to answer some of our questions?http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#currie It is also worth noting that nuclear power is often cited as a suitable carbon-free source of electricity for hydrogen production [2, 10–12, 17], but its water consumption for thermoelectric cooling is at the higher end of the typical range, at 0.4–0.72 gallons kWh-1 [23]. Overall, the average US water evaporation at thermoelectric plants is 0.47 gallons kWh-1 [20]. http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#rare Power Production Wastes WaterBt Frank CurrieProject Engineer, Commonwealth Associates, Inc. According to "Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005," a report periodically published by the United States Geological Survey, of the 349 billion gallons of fresh water we withdraw from lakes, rivers and the ground each day, 41 percent is withdrawn to make electricity. Most of this water is used in the context of burning coal to create steam for electricity generation. By contrast, 37 percent of the fresh water we use is for irrigation, 13 percent is pumped for public consumption and the remaining 9 percent is used for industrial purposes and for livestock. It concerns me that we use such a vast proportion of our most precious and scarce resource for something that, strictly speaking, doesn't even actually need water, and worse, is known to cause significant adverse environmental and health impacts. Albuquerque Journal Monday Nevember 29, 2010

 Tuesday December 28, 2010 06:29 http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#johnson Wed Dec 29, 2010 U.S. makers of high-tech products such as Apple Inc's iPads, along with Japanese companies have been scrambling to secure reliable supplies of the minerals outside of China as Beijing steadily reduces export allocations. Bloomberg News - Dec 28, 2010 3:40 AM MT China cut its rare earths export quotas by 11 percent in the first round of permits for 2011, threatening to worsen a global shortage of the minerals needed for smartphones, hybrid cars and guided missiles. Published: December 15, 2010 HONG KONG — The United States is too reliant on China for minerals crucial to new clean energy technologies, making the American economy vulnerable to shortages of materials needed for a range of green products — from compact fluorescent light bulbs to electric cars to giant wind turbines. 24 November 2010Japan's trade minister confirmed that shipments of the minerals, vital for making a number of hi-tech products, started this week. Rare-earth exports from China, the world’s biggest supplier, declined 77 percent in October from a month earlier after the government reduced shipment quotas for the second half. Exports were 830 metric tons last month compared with 3,660 tons in September, the General Administration of Customs said in an e-mail.

Friday November 19, 2010 09:38

EE Times got our project started on January 22, 1996.

 Thursday October 21, 2010 06:041-202-293-6184Hello Mr Perry,We're thinking of what to say.We've got it. But won't post.:-)Sincerely,William H Payne

Thursday October 21, 2010 07:41

 2010 US Election Preview for Cleantech Comment 2 of 2 billp37 October 21, 2010 Wednesday October 20, 2010 08:25 http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#scam Hello Mr Heinrich, We are concerned that large-scale solar generation of electricity may be a fraud. We read that you voted to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that would add 11,00 jobs in New Mexico. From your vote, we presume that you advocate large-scale solar generation of electricity. New Mexico appears to be best place on the planet to put to test whether large-scale solar generation of electricity is a fraud or not. Schott solar Albuquerque Mesa del Sol facility apparently draws its electric power from the grid. We propose that Schott solar be required to erect an array of its own solar panels on Mesa del Sol for a grid-tie system to A First, generate as much electric power as it consumes. B Second, additional generation of electricity to pay off the cost and maintenance of its grid-tie Mesa del Sol system over a 20 year period. C Third, additional generation of electricity of pay for removal and clean disposal its Mesa del Sol system at the end of the 20 years. Alexander Braun points out in the April 2010 issue of SEMICONDUCTOR International Since 2002, photovoltaic production has doubled roughly every two years, increasing at a yearly average of 48%, making it the fastest growing energy technology. By 2008, PV installations worldwide had surpassed 15 GW and the end is not in sight. However, as Obi-Wan might paradoxically put it, "There is a Dark Side to sun power. ...

 EPRI has it corporate hand in all PNM electric rate-payers pockets.

 Poll: Public Supports Renewable Energy Large majorities in six Western countries are in favor of green energy Liberal arts approach to altenergy? - Oct 20, 2010 - 12:01 PM Memorizing, emotions, speculation, and interpretation should not take the place of engineering evaluation in energy matters. Polls solicit opinion of those who may know little about a subject such as energy. New Mexico effort to cut-through possible altenergy scams. ...The changing face of the utility workforce A convergence of technology, communications, computing and energy systems amps up the gameA Solar Installer's View of the Job Market

“But I don’t see any link between China’s reasonable rare earth export control policy and the irrational U.S. decision of protectionist nature to investigate China’s clean energy industries.

Wednesday October 20, 2010 08:25

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Hello Mr Heinrich,

We are concerned that large-scale solar generation of electricity may be a fraud.

We read that you voted to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that would add 11,00 jobs in New Mexico.

From your vote, we presume that you advocate large-scale solar generation of electricity.

New Mexico appears to be best place on the planet to put to test whether large-scale solar generation of electricity is a fraud or not.

Schott solar Albuquerque Mesa del Sol facility apparently draws its electric power from the grid.

We propose that Schott solar be required to erect an array of its own solar panels on Mesa del Sol for a grid-tie system to
A First, generate as much electric power as it consumes.

B Second, additional generation of electricity to pay off the cost and maintenance of its grid-tie Mesa del Sol system over a 20 year period.

C Third, additional generation of electricity of pay for removal and clean disposal its Mesa del Sol system at the end of the 20 years.

Alexander Braun points out in the April 2010 issue of SEMICONDUCTOR International
Since 2002, photovoltaic production has doubled roughly every two years, increasing at a yearly average of 48%, making it the fastest growing energy technology. By 2008, PV installations worldwide had surpassed 15 GW and the end is not in sight. However, as Obi-Wan might paradoxically put it, "There is a Dark Side to sun power.

Eventually, existing installations will reach the end of their useful lifetimes, requiring replacement. One of the seeming contradictions of producing the means to generate clean renewable energy is that you must manufacture them using stuff that can be pretty deadly to the environment such as ammonia, arsine, cadmium sulfate and diborane. And when you discard these installations, effluvia such as arsenic are released during solar cell decomposition, and then there is all that chromium in screws and frames.

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But there is more to PV manufacturing than just recycling. According to the SVTC's white paper, "Toward a Just and Sustainable Solar Energy Industry, although the solar PV boom is still in its infancy, what it describes as "disturbing global trends" are emerging. It goes on to say that a considerable amount of the polysilicon feedstock material - the refined silicon used as crystalline silicon solar cells' basic material - is produced in countries like China, "where manufacturing costs and environmental regulatory enforcement are low." It also quotes a March 2008 Washington Post report that at least one plant in China's Henan Province regularly dumps silicon tetrachloride, a toxic waste product of polysilicon manufacturing, on nearby farmland. The Post quoted Li Xiaoping, deputy director of the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences: "Crops cannot grow on this, and it is not suitable for people to live nearby."
Proof, in view that you voted to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, you are not involved in a large-scale solar generation of electricity financial scam is required before the November 2, 2010 election, we feel.

Proof steps include
1 Immediately contact EPRI CEO to demand that he immediately respond to my October 5, 2010 08:13 request.

Send email saying that you have done this.

2 As an engineer please respond in writing to
A Does Heat Rate apply to solar PV generation of electricity?

B Does Heat Rate apply to solar trough generation of electricity?

C Does more than 3412.14163 BTU have to go IN for each 1 kWh of electricity OUT?

D Is the second law of thermodynamics repealed for solar and wind generation of electricity?

3 Do you support the Schott Mesa del Sol large-scale solar generation of electricity grid-tie proof-of-concept demonstration?
Please send email ack for receipt of this message.

We ask you respond to proof steps 1-3 by close of business Friday October 22, 2010.

Sincerely,

William H Payne

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Wednesday October 20, 2010 07:35

Call to Heinrich's office at 202-225-6316 to ask about clean energy jobs.

We spoke with Mike Knowles at Barela's campaign office about EPRI's unresponsiveness. Both on Tuesday October 19, 2010.

http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#heinrich

We forwarded a copy of below to

Heinrich, I believe, should be given and opportunity to address the issue of our stolen \$22,036 by Christopher Jillson and how he can help get it returned to us.

And focus on possible alt energy fraud too.

Possible scam based on near-future electric energy cost/shortages may be to try to tax traditional fossil fuel sources of electricity to fund possible alt energy scams.
oil/gas scam albuquerque journal

These possible financial scams are sometimes masked behind environomental fiented concerns.

DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE ACTION FUND.

Technical obstacles may stand in the way of large-scale solar generation of electicity.

EPRI president and CEO Michael Howard request for public interest engineering help.

Received October 11-16, 2010

 Tuesday October 5, 2010 10:11Phone call to Howard Tuesday October 5, 2010 08:20.http://home.comcast.net/~bpayne37/eprishumard/howard/howard.htm#howard FIRST PERSON with Mike Howard.

 Solar industry reports radiant revenue New Mexico Business Weekly - New Mexico Business Weekly Tax incentives and price declines are particularly signficant factors. Consumers now can offset PV investments by up to 40 percent through state and federal tax writeoffs. And the Solar Energy Industries Association says PV module costs declined by 40 percent between 2008 and 2009. ...