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Power Shortages Predicted for Decade

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Name: 280DP18031.pdf
Title: Power Shortages Predicted for Decade
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Publish Year: 1980
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March 18, 1980. This short article cites expected electricity shortages for the PNW during the 1980 ? 1990 decade. Predictions are based upon calculations that include the rate of growth of the population, income levels, and the prices of gas, oil and electricity. Nuclear power is offered as one of the only possible redeeming options, the other being an unexpected increase in rainfall, which would generate hydroelectric power. KEYWORDS: Pacific Northwest; hydroelectric power; public utilities; nuclear power; conservation; PNW Utilities Conference Committee; Washington Public Power Supply System; Hanford; Richland, Washington; Puget Sound Power & Light; 280DP18031