I found Paul deLespinasse's idea of a global power grid (Gazette-Times, Aug. 17) to be interesting, but I can see why he has had no luck in getting serious consideration for the concept. In my case, I can't give the idea serious consideration because he provided no data to support his proposal.
What would the hemispheric interconnect cost? How much power would be lost in transmission? Who will set the price and payment terms for the transferred power? Perhaps his next letter will include a link to a proposal with some verified financial and engineering data. Then I might give the idea serious consideration.
Corvallis (Aug. 17)