National Grid Forecasting Tight Margins This Week

Posted: October 15, 2020 by oldbrew in Energy, News, weather, wind
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Something else for the usual miserablists to claim will be even worse after Brexit.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public

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https://twitter.com/ng_eso/status/1316398489363001344?s=20

This is astonishing for a number of reasons:

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Wrong kind of weather 😢

  2. cognog2 says:

    Oh dear! And at the top of this pile of ignorance is our current Prime Minister and I speak here as a long term conservative.

  3. tallbloke says:

    Don’t worry, Boris has a new green energy policy guru.

  4. oldbrew says:

    ‘Energy shouldn’t cost the Earth’?

    Let’s see how that holds up on fuel and electricity bills in the next few years.

  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Oh good. Nobody warned them, though, did they? 😎

  6. Stephen Richards says:

    disgusting little creeps.

  7. Phoenix44 says:

    “Unusually low wind output”? Since it’s quite regularly close to zero, that seems an untruth.

  8. oldbrew says:

    THE BRINK OF DARKNESS
    B R I TA I N ‘ S F R A G I L E P O W E R G R I D
    John Constable

    The Global Warming Policy Foundation – Briefing 47

    The fragility of a renewables-based system

    It has been increasingly evident for quite some time, as the
    papers collected in this monograph demonstrate, that the
    electricity system of the United Kingdom is becoming weaker
    as progressively larger volumes of electricity from renewable sources
    such as wind and solar are forced into the system by regulation.
    This systemic enfeeblement is happening in spite of substantial
    increases in the cost of the system, as regulations and measures
    to support renewables are put in place. These range from more
    network cables to flexible demand, as well as complex and expensive
    operational structures such as constraint payments. The
    purpose of committing these resources is to compensate for the
    thermodynamic defects of wind and solar, and a corresponding
    increase in consumer costs is required to fund the reallocation.
    On a nationally significant scale, resources that consumers would
    have preferred to use elsewhere are now being swallowed up by
    the electricity industry. However, in spite of its scale, this reallocation
    of resources has not been sufficient to produce an electricity system
    as flexible and resilient to exogenous shock as the
    conventionally engineered system that preceded it.

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