Inauguration ’09: Rock and Energy Consumption on the Mall

By January 18, 2009Energy, Inauguration '09

This afternoon’s Inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial (see below) will feature amplified music and huge Jumbotrons displaying the performances.

Springsteen will perform; remember his contributions to the No Nukes concert and recording of three decades ago?

Electricity in Washington, D.C., is provided by Pepco. From the Illinois Commerce Commission:

 

Enclosure No. 5

 

 

Source of Electricity Table 

 

Pepco Energy Services, Inc. 

 

Sources of Electricity Supplied 

Percentage of Total 

for the 12 months ending 12-31-07 

Biomass power 

0.3% 

Coal-fired power 

56.5% 

Hydro power 

1.1% 

Natural gas-fired power 

5.9% 

Nuclear power 

34.9% 

Oil-fired Power 

0.5% 

Solar power 

0.0% 

Wind power 

0.1% 

Other resources 

0.6% 

Unknown resources purchased from other companies 

0.0% 

Total 

100.0% 

Ninety-one percent of D.C. power comes from coal-fired power plants and nuclear power.

Pepco does place great emphasis on “green power” and environmentally sensitive technologies.  

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