Probably the quickest way to get punched out in Toronto is to call Canada the 51st state. But let's face it,
the border is getting murky, like power markets.
Aren't we supposed to be importing power from Canada? Didn't the NIMBY syndrome kill off baseload generation construction, making our provincial neighbors the source of our power and raw materials? Then why are companies like Northeast Utilities suddenly seeking permission to export power to the provinces?
After its nukes restart, Northeast says it will have more generating resources than it needs. It wants to sell that surplus power to Hydro-Québec. Specifically, 665 megawatts (em about one nuclear power plant's worth, or 33 percent of the capacity of the licensed Vermont interconnection. It must be the season; the salmon are swimming upstream again.