Joe LaRusso 🔌 🕳🐇 😷 Profile picture
EE and DR Finance Manager @CityOfBoston. This is my personal account.
Jul 20, 2018 22 tweets 5 min read
1/ .@isonewengland’s July 17 Newswire contains some insights regarding the performance of behind-the-meter (BTM) PV in its service territory during the recent 6/29-7/5 heatwave. 2/ The hour of highest demand (24,180 MW) occurred 7/5 between 5-6 p.m. Indeed, all of the daily peaks during the heatwave came in the late afternoon/early evening, between 4-7 p.m.
Mar 9, 2018 30 tweets 10 min read
1/ Once again the @BostonGlobe has oversimplified the debate of building pipelines to bring #natgas into NE, and it has resorted to ad hominem attacks on opponents: their politics are “faddish,” their motive a doctrinaire sense of “moral purity.” #mapoli 2/ According to the Globe, opponents’ “abstinence-only ideology” is a lesson in the law of unintended consequences: insufficient pipeline capacity means LNG must be imported from abroad, or now be delivered perhaps by dangerous rail shipments, . . .
Feb 14, 2018 18 tweets 6 min read
1/ #Natgas pipelines vs. baby seals is a false dichotomy. Natgas pipelines vs. Russian LNG is a false dichotomy. This op-ed shouldn’t have been an op-ed, but a Spotlight series that fully informed the public, but the @BostonGlobe doesn’t have the chops. 2/ If the Globe did that Spotlight Series the first piece could have presented facts about NE’s energy needs, including its reliance on natural gas for both heating and electric generation. The gas constraint is quite real—no denying that.