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BrianL03
post Jul 9 2006, 04:07 AM
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I've been working on a Chicago write-up based off the information originally presented in the NAGNA, and I got to the power plants that are based in the Southside, which got me thinking.

Now, I am planning on having these power plants under the control of Exelon, a modern-day power utility giant, but I was wondering what other power companies there are in the Shadowrun Universe, and their relative size.

The two I know of from the Seattle power production side of things are:

-Shiawase Atomics (division of Shiawase, so therefore rather easily spread out)
-Gaeatronics (Salish-sponsored company, so more Pac-Northwest)

And on that matter, are nuclear power plants still operational post-Awakening? It seems that most of them have failed or are no longer functioning.
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post Jul 9 2006, 12:41 PM
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Some nukes were disrupted, but as long as you add a maintenance step to clean out the spontaneous toxic salamanders, you can keep one running nicely.
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post Jul 9 2006, 01:37 PM
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I can't think of any others specifically mentioned, but S-K seems a likely candidate.

Oh, and Renraku runs (ran?) the Seattle arcology with nukes, so they're also contenders.

I'd wager that every AAA and most AAs have the means to provide such a service.
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post Jul 9 2006, 06:27 PM
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Imperial Japan owns and operates solar satellites that supply cheap energy. One would assume such cheap, easy methods would dominate the market.
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post Jul 9 2006, 09:42 PM
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since when is maintaining a sattelite constellation and downlink power sites easier than sticking a bunch of uranium together?
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BrianL03
post Jul 9 2006, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (Fix-it)
since when is maintaining a sattelite constellation and downlink power sites easier than sticking a bunch of uranium together?

Probably since spontaneously appearing toxic salamanders became an issue for the maintenance teams ;)
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post Jul 9 2006, 11:50 PM
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The only thing you really need is an Atom Shaman who can sit in the reactor all day, soaking up the gamma rays and taking control of the toxic salamanders who spontaneously appear. The spirits can be quite useful.
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post Jul 10 2006, 10:45 PM
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post Jul 11 2006, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE (Adarael)
Never make the Atom Shaman angry.
You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Why? I heard if you threaten him, he just splits.
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post Jul 11 2006, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (Gustave)
Imperial Japan owns and operates solar satellites that supply cheap energy. One would assume such cheap, easy methods would dominate the market.

Solar power satellites shouldn't be cheap n easy to build, unless you use the wildly optimistic estimates of SPS proponents.

But then, nuclear power plants shouldn't be able to explode, let alone blow past their containment domes.

So in SR, maybe SPSs are cheap. Or the Japanacorps were providing power at a wildly marked down price to undermine the competition while getting the Japanese gov't to subsidize the high SPS costs.
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post Jul 11 2006, 03:30 PM
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Native American Nations points out that Aztechnology provides a significant chunk of power to North America.
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