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  •  yes but the point being more power can be transmit (5+ / 0-)

    ted obviating a need to build new paths and new equipment and this allows more load to be carried from the newer sources in the midwest to E/W.

    This is a good thing!

    For now, yes loads will stay the same, but the sources can shift from coal to more wind and solar without building a perfect cross continent transmission system. This improves existing.

    As customer loads increase, current will then increase back to at least what they are now carrying but will be transmitting multiples more power.

    I suppose further down the comment tower there are some discussions of how DC is better than AC for minimizing transmission losses etc...

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:36:47 AM PST

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