talked to Jack Smola about the 'unstable river'. Since power deregulation, the Deerfield power company is selling power on the spot market, which is much more lucrative to them than the long-term contracts. Hydro is ideal for immediate deliveries of larish amounts. So if the guy happens to sell a few megawatts, the river rises; they hoard water the rest of the time. Hence the river has become 'unstable'