The Alberta Electric System Operator says today's temperatures have led to a record demand for power across the province. Albertans are being asked to voluntarily reduce their consumption until 6:00 tonight.
Rolling blackouts are expected to last an hour or more in areas across the province.
UPDATE: EPCOR says most power in Edmonton is now restored. Still, it's reminding Edmontonians to continue to conserve power.
First of all, FUCK YOU EPCOR. Secondly, fuck you too Alberta PCs and the fat fucking dick you rode in town on.
Are we NOT the energy capital of the fucking world?? We got coal, natural gas, oil... what gives here with all these blackouts? We need to conserve energy because we may run out??? Do we not make the shit here??? Coal is currently pricing in a full market valuation of $00.00 and it is more expensive to mine the shit than miners can get for it as proven with recent bankruptcy filings in the US today. And, with our pals in North Dakota fracking the shit out of themselves in the last few years, natural gas is not too far off the same price as coal. Hence, the cost of electricity basic inputs are pretty much lower than they ever have been these days. In fact, it should be free and would be if the leaders that be in charge weren't a bunch of two-bit hucksters out for the betterment of themselves only.
Need I remind you dicksuckers that our precious provincial government, that you VOTED IN for the last fucking 40 years, also have $16 billion plans to build 8X our existing transmission infrastructure at OUR TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE without ANY public NEED for them or a needs assessment done for that matter. In addition, after these lines are built via public funds, it will be GIVEN AWAY FOR FREE to 2 private transmission companies (ATCO and ALTALINK) along with a promised rate of return of 9%—mostly to sell to the US of fucking A for a nice tidy profit in which none of you fuckers that paid for that shit will ever see any of or any dividends arisng from. Nice go fuckface.
My mood is like a lit stick of dynamite dipped in nitroglycerin right now, so don't even get me started about the fucking Oilsands Producers, who are too fucking busy cutting budgets and cheaping out on proper maintenance of their own plants, to build their own generators for their own use on their own dollar. Say, how about public tax dollars supplying their power needs too? How novel would that be?
The power companies certainly has no prejudices with that either. They seem take pride in handing us the cock in ass bills every month, balls deep in administration charges, delivery charges, distribution charges, rider fees, local access fees, and transmission charges even when we do happen to use no more power than we did in 2010 and barely more than we did in 1997.
Now, if all you fucktarded Albertans would only actually LOOK AT your fucking utility bills for a change instead of the local MLS Real Estate Weekly to see how rich you got over the last month, you would notice every one of the above said fees are indeed separate charges per se, different from each other, and is charged to YOU, the consumer, every single fucking month; making up almost 45% of your entire power bill and near tripling your monthly power bill per month without a dramatic increase in actual per kWh energy charge in the last 15 years. (In fact, in 1997, electricity cost $0.0668 per kilowatt per hour unregulated via Edmonton Power Corp.; in 2012, it costs $0.07- $0.08 per on a contract via an asshat power provider like EnMax as shown here in a previous post).
It's +33 degrees centigrade (91.5*F) outside in the shade; the humidex blew the fuck up hours ago and it feels like +45*C (113*F); and now the fucktards at Epcor want me to sit and sweat in the fucking dark.
Like I said before: Fuck you Epcor. And fuck the rest of you for thinking otherwise; I for one, pay homage and bow my head to the central A/C Gods for whom have blessed me and my family with the gift of sleeping at night; You do understand, fans are for suckers, unless of course you are meaning to throw fistfuls of cocaine in them. Good night.