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Electric officials give insights at Bay Economic Club

April 29, 2014

ESCANABA — The Bay Area Economic Club closed out its 2013-14 season with presentations on the state of energy in the Upper Peninsula by Brett French, senior regional manger - external relations for......

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May-02-14 9:38 PM

A better presentation would have explained

where the ATC makes its money,

its customer base,

its revenue base, and

its profit base.

This would paint a vivid picture,

and a present a vivid explanation where Escanaba sits in the scheme of things

at the end of a giant extension cord.

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May-02-14 9:35 PM

Escanaba has always been independent of

outside influences,

managerial problems, and

infrastructure and transmission line failures.

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May-02-14 9:35 PM

But now,

council and the city management

have placed residents

at the end of a very


where recently 625 residents lost power.


is nothing more than a 5 watt light-bulb,

located somewhere in a long a path of 9,500 miles of transmissions lines and

more than 500 sub-stations,

a long way away from generation sources,

and barely ever in the minds about reliability,

but ever in their minds about profits

for those who produce and transmit our electricity these days.

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