2010 in review

WordPress sent me a year end summary of The Power Line’s performance.  A lot of it was just marketing hype, but I thought my readers might be interested in some of it.  This is the goofy health-o-meter they sent me, along with the blurb about it.

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. [thermal violations?]

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 303 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 600 posts. There were 45 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 20mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 15th with 310 views. The most popular post that day was Peak Demand Falling, PJM Cancels July Capacity Auction.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Peak Demand Falling, PJM Cancels July Capacity Auction March 2010

The Map January 2010

PJM Projects Coming To Your Electric Bill May 2009

Why PJM Is Wrong About PATH November 2009

A WV Lawyer Explains WV Eminent Domain Procedures January 2010

The information about most visited posts/pages is very revealing about the success of The Power Line.  The visits indicate that readers are very interested in finding out the following:

  • Why PATH is not needed, because power demand in PJM is falling
  • Why the best wind resources are off both coasts and why offshore wind development is the best solution to bringing power to US population centers
  • How FERC and PJM are forcing rate payers to pay for projects they don’t want or need
  • Why PJM is Wrong about PATH — that says it all
  • How land owners can protect themselves from the terrible deals that AEP/Allegheny are pushing in their right of way and option agreements

Thanks to all my readers for your support.  We are strong, and we are getting stronger, and more knowledgeable, every day.

Thanks especially to all the AEP and Allegheny corporate guys, power industry consultants and potential PATH contractors who visit the site regularly.  Eventually this stuff will sink in with those industry readers.

And finally, a big thank you to Cyveillance for visiting so faithfully.  — Who’s paying your bill?