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matthew.b

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Proposed Idaho plants
« on: Jan 08, 2008, 05:07 »
Does anyone have information on the two proposed plants for Idaho?  In particular who may be hiring and when for either?

I've been watching Mid American's website on the Carriers section, but I have no idea if they will be posting there or if they are forming a subsidiary to build the plant.

Any idea on the viability of Alternative Energy Holdings?  I have quite a bit more confidence in Mid American succeeding; I'm a little more skeptical of a Alternative energy holdings since they don't yet (that I know of) have any deep pockets to back it up.
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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2008, 06:40 »
The only info I know of is on the NRC website, this should be a good place to start.

http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-licensing/new-licensing-files/new-rx-licensing-app-legend.pdf

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2008, 10:49 »
I don't know much about the Mid American plant except that it is near Weiser.  The website for the Alternate Energy Holdings is http://www.idahoenergycomplex.com/


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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:01 »
Thanks for the input both of you.  I'm really pumped on the idea since those in Texas and the Southwest have been getting all the fun of the new plant announcements.  The Pacific Northwest has 6 GW of new natural gas turbines that are ripe for displacement by new nukes.  I'm hoping Mid American makes a killing on their plant while shuttering some of the natural gas plants.  Then they'll consider tacking on several more ASAP.

I don't know much about the Mid American plant except that it is near Weiser. 

That area makes a lot of sense.  There is more room near the river to build a plant around Weiser.  I wonder what the MPF from a upstream dam failure is?  That could lead them to put the plant up near the foothills and pump water up to it.

Mid American's press release says Payette county but Weiser (or anywhere nearby) is in Washington county.  That could have just been a rough idea for the first round of the press release.

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The website for the Alternate Energy Holdings is http://www.idahoenergycomplex.com/

Thanks.  I wonder how they are doing on their funding.

matthew.b

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:09 »
Whoops, looks like my pessimism on Alternative Energy Holdings is unwarranted:

N.Y. firm to lend $3.5 billion for Idaho N-plant

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:44 »
Isn't Idaho one of the sites being considered for the DOE's hydrogen generating reactor?

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:49 »
Whoops, looks like my pessimism on Alternative Energy Holdings is unwarranted:

N.Y. firm to lend $3.5 billion for Idaho N-plant

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #7 on: Jan 21, 2008, 08:12 »
check out the 2 idaho news papers
http://www.magicvalley.com/
http://www.idahostatesman.com/
there is much wailing and knashing of teeth in their editorials, at least two or three groups trying to stop the plants.
i would say the odds against approval are at least 3 to 1

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2008, 09:27 »
check out the 2 idaho news papers
http://www.magicvalley.com/
http://www.idahostatesman.com/
there is much wailing and knashing of teeth in their editorials, at least two or three groups trying to stop the plants.
i would say the odds against approval are at least 3 to 1

Yep, the odds of seeing this thing go up are slim to none, and slim just left town.

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 2008, 08:38 »
Payette nuclear plant proposal fizzles
Two Idaho lawmakers say company officials have abandoned Payette plans.

Idaho legislators are saying that MidAmerican Nuclear Energy Company has backed out of plans to build a nuclear power plant in Payette.

The rest of the story....
http://www.idahostatesman.com/localnews/story/277514.html

matthew.b

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #10 on: Jan 31, 2008, 12:42 »
Yep, I just saw the Mid American press release on Google News.

Bummer.  The northwest needs more nuclear power, and I figured the best odds where in Idaho.

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Re: Proposed Idaho plants
« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2008, 01:33 »
Yeah, it was too bad about the MidAmerican plant.  I worked on the project and the site was great, and the state and local officials were on board for the initial assessments.  Many people were let down by the decision to stop work on the site.  I have my doubts about AEHI's plant location...i would like to see the complex be developed though.....hydro won't work forever!

 


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