|Side Quest: Divert more electrical power to Eric's home|
|Speak with Eric.|
|Go to the Broken Hills power plant.|
|Persuade Brian to divert more power.||Use the computer to divert more power.|
|Return to Eric.|
|Reward: Buffout/$/Karma, 1000 XP|
To complete the quest, the Chosen One must go to the power plant and talk to the power plant operator; or if the Chosen One has a high enough Science skill, they can do it on their own (a critical success on the computer rewards 500 XP bonus for optimizing the power grid, while a critical fail shocks for 10-15 points of damage).
Eric can either give the Chosen One Buffout (if they haven't beat Francis at armwrestling yet), or $150. The Buffout is the better option, since it is worth $50 more than the pure money. Declining any reward gives +10 Karma. Eric will also advise the Chosen One to travel to the New California Republic since there is a bigger chance of finding a G.E.C.K. there.