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Old 12-01-2010, 01:23 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I just finished doing Wikipedia pages for all of Kentucky's power plants. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever traced where their electricity comes from.

Where I live it comes from E W Brown Generating Plant at Dix Dam (Lake Herrington), which is mostly coal fired with a small percent hydro. In 2006 it put out 4 million tons of CO2 and 161 pounds of mercury into the atmosphere.

E. W. Brown Generating Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The City
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I am pretty sure it comes from here (Nuclear Power)


Limerick Nuclear Power Plant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:43 AM
 
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I was just wondering if anyone else has ever traced where their electricity comes from.
How does one do that?
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Yep, it comes from the nearby power plant, we had power during the 2003 North American Blackout but we didn't have cable, we had some Brown Outs though but it was better than not having any power at all for days.
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: NE Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City Power& Light
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:05 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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How does one do that?
If it comes from nearby you can trace the large transmission lines on maps. There are huge t lines that go along US 27 btw where I live and the power plant, so it's pretty obvious.

I wish it was easy for everyone to find out. I think people would conserve more if they could see the people downwind of their mercury spewing power plant
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Ultimately, it comes through the Palo Verde Nuclear Generator, which is on the outskirts of Phoenix AZ. El Paso Electric, my provider, is one of the principal owners of this generator.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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If it comes from nearby you can trace the large transmission lines on maps. There are huge t lines that go along US 27 btw where I live and the power plant, so it's pretty obvious.
In my area those criss-cross a lot and the folks at PJM - About PJM seem a bit loath to explain exactly how. We live near a complex of hydro and nuclear plants along the lower Susquehanna River, the nearest has had a Wikipedia page for over 5 years: Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: The City
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In my area those criss-cross a lot and the folks at PJM - About PJM seem a bit loath to explain exactly how. We live near a complex of hydro and nuclear plants along the lower Susquehanna River, the nearest has had a Wikipedia page for over 5 years: Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There were a few days during the 3 mile island incident where there was real consideration to evacuate nearly 40 million people, including NYC/Philly/Baltimore/DC - what a mess that would have been
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