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  • Bashir Syed
    I am going to be away till January 15, 2001. I will, therefore, appreciate that no member of HREG sends me e-mail till that time. Thanks! Bashir A. Syed
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 6, 2000
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      I am going to be away till January 15, 2001. I will, therefore, appreciate that no member of HREG
      sends me e-mail till that time. Thanks!

      Bashir A. Syed

      James Ferrill wrote:

      > HREG December Meeting minutes
      >
      > Location: Room 225 at the TSU School of Technology from 2-4 pm
      >
      > Attendees: Jonathan A. Clemens, Diane Clemens, Andy Ewert, Mike Ewert, Dave
      > Hanson, James Ferrill, Ed Hyder, Mack Mansfield, Charles Mauch, Bridget
      > Jensen, Feliciano Olivero, and Scott Askew.
      >
      > Agenda: Chapter news, Deregulation, Website, and Planning for 2001
      >
      > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > News items
      >
      > - Roundup was discussed. It came out in the black, with over 2,800
      > visitors and 400 volunteers. Plans are for this to become a regular event.
      > - HREG membership is up to 107 from 75 at last count. New people found
      > HREG at Roundup and and the Total Health Day event.
      > - Problems with the HREG message list were briefly touched on. Thanks to
      > Chuck Wright for clarifying eGroups options and usage.
      > - Everyone was encouraged to participate in the Adopt a Library program.
      > - HREG can also be reached at hreg@...
      > - Mike Ewert gave a brief discription of his adventure on a presentation
      > of a solar fridge in Mexico City.
      >
      > Deregulation
      >
      > - Mack Mansfield was our featured speaker from Reliant HL&P.
      > - The utility is being split into 3 functional units:
      > Retail/Sales/Billing, Generation, and Distribution.
      > - Demand Side Management (DSM) was discussed. This is the reduction in
      > load use through various programs and incentives.
      > - HL&P has seen 3% glowth per year in demand.
      > - Reliant target for online renewable energy is 13 Mw by 1/1/03, 22.6 Mw
      > by 1/1/04
      > - Main reason for deregulation was desire by large industrial customers to
      >
      > have cheaper power.
      > - Reliant has 2 nuclear site, Comanche Peak 150 mi. north of Houston, and
      > South Texas Nuclear Project in Bay City.
      > - Last summer HL&P had no reserve capacity.
      > - Power generation and consumption are limited to Texas. No power crosses
      > state lines other than a small link to Oklahoma.
      > - Net metering law has been on the books in Texas for a number of years.
      > - There are many more details that were covered. I've only touched on
      > important points made in the presentation.
      >
      > Website
      >
      > - Andy Ewert's work on a new HREG website was discussed (new look and
      > added functions).
      >
      > Planning for 2001
      >
      > - Possible meeting/outing/field trip was discussed for the Texas Solar
      > Energy Center in Stafford, TX.
      > - Jonathan was going to see if we could get any old records from the old
      > solar group from Laverne Williams.
      >
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